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Broken HarmonyShakespeare and the Politics of Music

Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music

Joseph M. Ortiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449314
eISBN:
9780801460920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Music was a subject of considerable debate during the Renaissance. The notion that music could be interpreted in a meaningful way clashed regularly with evidence that music was in fact profoundly ... More

The End of SatisfactionDrama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Heather Hirschfeld

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term's significance as an ... More

Outlaw RhetoricFiguring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that ... More

Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Sarah Beckwith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare lived at a time when England was undergoing the revolution in ritual theory and practice we know as the English Reformation. With it came an unprecedented transformation in the ... More

Shakespeare's Medieval CraftRemnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Kurt A. Schreyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated ... More

She Hath Been ReadingWomen and Shakespeare Clubs in America

She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Katherine West Scheil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450426
eISBN:
9780801464225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450426.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. Composed mainly of women, these clubs offered the opportunity for members not ... More

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