The Language of Counsel in Gorboduc

  title={The Language of Counsel in Gorboduc},
  author={Dermot Cavanagh},
Any relationship between Bale’s King Johan and Norton and Sackville’s Gorboduc (1561/2) appears to be one of disparity rather than resemblance. These two plays are distinct not only in matters of form and content, but also in the historical and political understanding they solicit from their audiences. If King Johan urges its auditors to act ‘in the light of Christian virtue, expressed in the service of a theocratic society’, Norton and Sackville encourage a more ‘classically inspired, more… Expand