By Donna B. Hamilton
This Concise Companion launches scholars into the examine of English Renaissance literature in the course of the critical contexts that educated it.
Chapter 1 Economics (pages 11–31): S. P. Cerasano
Chapter 2 faith (pages 32–53): Donna B. Hamilton
Chapter three Royal Marriage and the Royal Succession (pages 54–74): Paul E. J. Hammer
Chapter four Patronage, Licensing, and Censorship (pages 75–93): Richard Dutton
Chapter five Humanism, Rhetoric, schooling (pages 94–113): Peter Mack
Chapter 6 Manuscripts in Early glossy England (pages 114–135): Heather Wolfe
Chapter 7 trip, Exploration, and Empire (pages 136–159): Ralph Bauer
Chapter eight inner most lifestyles and Domesticity (pages 160–179): Lena Cowen Orlin
Chapter nine Treason and uprising (pages 180–199): Andrew Hadfield
Chapter 10 Shakespeare and the Marginalized “Others” (pages 200–216): Carole Levin
Chapter eleven Cosmology and the physique (pages 217–237): Cynthia Marshall
Chapter 12 Life?Writing (pages 238–256): Alan Stewart
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Cerasano these were so common as to become almost routine, while others were unpredictable. Plague closures (fairly common during the warmer months of the year) were quite predictable, while the losses of dramatists and players (through retirement, illness, or even death) were not. Nonetheless, human factors played a key role in running a business that depended upon marketing talent. The death of Christopher Marlowe in 1593 altered forever the future of the Admiral’s Men; the retirement of Shakespeare (many years later) changed the composition of the King’s Men, as did the death of Richard Burbage, one of their senior players, in 1619.
Thomas Middleton – writing a few years later than Shakespeare and Jonson – dismisses all foreign settings, locating A Chaste Maid in Cheapside in the old marketplace of London, which extended from the northwest corner of St Paul’s churchyard eastward to the Poultry. In his comedy the family, although more traditional, on the surface, than Volpone’s menagerie, becomes a business, and the entire world is one grand marketplace. Like Jonson’s Venetians, Middleton’s Londoners are motivated largely by their lust for money, although the main plot adds sex to the (by now, common) mix of money and corruption.
In his comedy the family, although more traditional, on the surface, than Volpone’s menagerie, becomes a business, and the entire world is one grand marketplace. Like Jonson’s Venetians, Middleton’s Londoners are motivated largely by their lust for money, although the main plot adds sex to the (by now, common) mix of money and corruption. At the opening of the play Yellowhammer (a goldsmith) tries to forge a marriage between his daughter Moll and Sir Walter Whorehound in order to improve the family’s fortunes by acquiring both money and land.
A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature by Donna B. Hamilton