Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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David G. Allen, Robert A. White
University of Delaware Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 319 pages
"In this collection eighteen scholars offer various readings on British literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Although the period covered ranges from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the essays are tied together by a common interest in one of three topics: poetic personae, dramatic production, and the influence of social context upon authors or dramatists. Common to these topics is the crucial point of contact between an artist and society that prompts the literary imagination to respond either with the creation of a new character or with the demonstration of change in an old one."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

Preface
7
The Fyn of the Troilus
38
The Moral Landscape of The Pardoners Tale
54
Galathea and the Interplay of Voices in Skeltons Speke
88
Petrarchs
116
Culture and Myth in Dr Faustus
133
Text
146
Alls Well That Plays Well
162
JACQUELYN A FoxGood
217
Idealization and the Problematic in The Tempest
239
An Unambiguous
248
Shakespeares
262
Court vs Country in the 1618 Masque
280
Cecilia Bulstrode The Court Pucell
295
List of Contributors
313
Copyright

Mistress Overdones House
181

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