• Art, Politics and Civic Religion in Central Italy, 1261–1352: Essays by Postgraduate Students at the Courtauld Institute of Art book cover

    Art, Politics and Civic Religion in Central Italy, 1261–1352

    Essays by Postgraduate Students at the Courtauld Institute of Art

    By Beth Williamson

    Edited by Joanna Cannon

    This was first published in 2000:  Introduced by Joanna Cannon, this volume of essays by postgraduate students at the Courtauld Institute, University of London, explores some of the ways in which art was used to express, to celebrate, and to promote the political and religious aims and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
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  • Shakespeare's Tragic Justice book cover

    Shakespeare's Tragic Justice

    By C. J. Sisson

    The problem of justice seems to have haunted Shakespeare as it haunted Renaissance Christendom. In this book, first published in 1963, four aspects of the problems of justice in action in Shakespeare’s great tragedies are explored. This study is based on the lifetime’s research of Elizabethan…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Enchanted Shows: Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic book cover

    Enchanted Shows

    Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic

    By Elissa Hare

    The book, first published in 1988, examines the role of magic in Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre. The author observes how certain plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, rationalise the unrealism and improbabilities typical of romantic comedy as miracles…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Ben Jonson: His Vision and His Art book cover

    Ben Jonson

    His Vision and His Art

    By Alexander Leggatt

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • The Tragedy of State book cover

    The Tragedy of State

    By J. W. Lever

    The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is, arguably, a problem of the present-day world. In this book, first published in 1971, the author finds essentially the same problem in Jacobean tragedy in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation-states. The…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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    Ben Jonson

    By John Palmer

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Jacobean Tragedy: The Quest for Moral Order book cover

    Jacobean Tragedy

    The Quest for Moral Order

    By Irving Ribner

    The work of dramatists such as George Chapman, Thomas Heywood, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford can profitably be studied as attempts to construct a new moral order in response to the absence or weakening of the religious sanction. In this study, first published in 1962,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Jacobean Private Theatre book cover

    Jacobean Private Theatre

    By Keith Sturgess

    In this scholarly and entertaining book, first published in 1987, the author tells the story of Jacobean private theatre. Most of the best plays written after 1610, including Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Tempest, were written for the new breed of private playhouses – small, roofed and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Stuart Academic Drama: An Edition of Three University Plays book cover

    Stuart Academic Drama

    An Edition of Three University Plays

    By David L. Russell

    Although not much is known about the three Stuart plays in this edition, which was first published in 1987, we can ascribe them to one of the English universities, and each is indicative of a distinctly different influence on the Renaissance academic drama. Heteroclitanomalonomia is part of a minor…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Ben Jonson: His Craft and Art book cover

    Ben Jonson

    His Craft and Art

    By Rosalind Miles

    Though he is one of the undisputed giants of English literature, Ben Jonson is known to most people only as the author of one or two masterly plays which regularly appear in the drama repertory. He is much less well-known for his whole oeuvre, which encompasses poetry, criticism, masque-making, and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Ben Jonson: His Life and Work book cover

    Ben Jonson

    His Life and Work

    By Rosalind Miles

    The extraordinary character of Ben Jonson has only recently been brought into the light. Critics traditionally exalted Shakespeare, at Jonson’s expense. In this biography, first published in 1986, the author presents a full and accurate account of Jonson’s life in modern times. Rosalind Miles…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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  • Jacobean City Comedy book cover

    Jacobean City Comedy

    By Brian Gibbons

    The first decade of the Jacobean age witnessed a sudden profusion of comedies satirizing city life; among these were comedies by Ben Jonson, John Marston and Thomas Middleton, as well as the bulk of the repertory of the newly-established children’s companies at Blackfriars and Paul’s. The…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
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