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A comely gate to so rich and glorious a citie’: The Paratextual Architecture of the Rheims New Testament and the King James Bible  

Katrin Ettenhuber

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines Miles Smith’s King James Bible preface, ‘The Translators to the Reader’, excavating the polemical, hermeneutic, and literary contexts that frame the preface and ... More

‘A day after doomsday’: Cranmer and the Bible Translations of the 1530s  

Susan Wabuda

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter explores the inaugural moment for the English Reformation, and for the rendering of the scriptures in English within a national church. In May 1530, Henry VIII began to ... More

‘A king like other nations’: Political Theory and the Hebrew Republic in the Early Modern Age  

Kim Ian Parker

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter deals with the largely neglected field of political Hebraism. Biblical citations are ubiquitous in virtually all political discussion in the seventeenth century, yet the ... More

‘A Law in This Matter to Himself’: Contextualizing Milton's Divorce Tracts  

Sharon Achinstein

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The divorce tracts, which consist of four prose pamphlets published between August 1643 and March 1645, represent a significant and underappreciated development in John Milton's theorizing ... More

‘A Mind of Most Exceptional Energy’: Verse Rhythm in Paradise Lost  

John Creaser

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The sketch of prosodic theory presented in this article helps to clarify how the blank verse of Paradise Lost is virtually a new beginning and transmits a quite un-Shakespearean energy. ... More

‘A Thousand Fantasies’: The Lady and the Maske  

Ann Baynes Coiro

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
John Milton put A Maske presented at Ludlow Castle in the middle of his authorial identity when he announced that he was an important writer. A Maske has often been linked with Pleasure ... More

Abiezer Coppe and the Ranters  

Ariel Hessayon

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2013
This article focuses on the Ranters, who have been described as ‘forming the extreme left wing of the sects’, both theologically and politically. Combining a ‘pantheistic mysticism and a ... More

Acephalous Authority: Satire in Butler, Marvell, and Dryden  

Clement Hawes

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2013
This article discusses the satires of Samuel Butler, Andrew Marvell, and John Dryden. All three authors convey a strongly satirical take on the volatile Zeitgeist — its mood of damaged and ... More

Actors' Parts  

Tiffany Stern

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
When Quince first meets his actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he tells them who they will be playing and a little about their fictional characters. He also distributes to the actors ... More

Adult and Boy Playing Companies 1625–1642  

Martin Butler

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Despite the fact that the London theatre companies were suspended from playing by order of Parliament in September 1642, an inhibition that lasted (with minor infractions) down to 1660, ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1583–1593  

Sally-Beth MacLean

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Two pivotal events bookend the decade 1583–1593 in Elizabethan theatre history. In March 1582 to 1583, the careers of several leading acting companies were disrupted by the formation of a ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1593–1603  

Roslyn L. Knutson

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
By any measure, 1593 was a very bad year for the playhouse business in England. The late summer outbreak of plague in 1592 continued in the suburbs of London. Adult playing companies took ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1603–1613  

Tom Rutter

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The year 1603 ushered in a new chapter in the history of early modern theatre companies in England. First, it marks the end of one reign and the beginning of another: Elizabeth died on ... More

Adult Playing Companies 1613–1625  

James J. Marino

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
On June 29, 1613, at the first performance of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's All Is True, the Globe playhouse burned to the ground. The destruction of this iconic theatre might be ... More

Adult Playing Companies to 1583  

W. R. Streitberger

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
In March 1583, Elizabeth I's Principal Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, asked Edmond Tilney, then Master of the Revels, to choose a new company of players to serve under the Queen's ... More

All For Love: Lord Berners and the Enduring, Evolving Romance  

Joyce Boro

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2012
John Bourchier, Lord Berners, stands at the boundary between the medieval and early modern, his compositions hovering at their nebulous threshold. While it is recognized that Arthur of ... More

‘All other Bookes … are but Notes upon this’: The Early Modern Bible  

Kevin Killeen and Helen Smith

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
The introduction explores the centrality of the Bible in early modern England, demonstrating its importance to devotional life, scholarship, political thought, and everyday experience. It ... More

‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God’: Dissonance and Psalmody  

Rachel Willie

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
In early modern England, the psalms were understood as the Bible in miniature, offering concise versions of biblical teachings and teaching individuals how to converse with God. The psalms ... More

Allegory, Emblem, and Symbol  

Kenneth Borris

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on Spenserian allegory. Comparable to Dante in his importance for allegory, Spenser creatively expanded its potential throughout his literary life. But the ... More

Amoretti and Epithalamion (1595)  

Roland Greene

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses how Amoretti and Epithalamion singly and together clear a space in late Elizabethan poetry. The Amoretti and the Epithalamion establish themselves in relation to an ... More

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