Beggary and Theatre in Early Modern England available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: mendicitas et mendacia; The facts: Vagrancy and beggary in Europe; The legislation in England: The repression of vagrancy; Henry VIII: the interdiction of disguise; Edward VI: prophecy and sedition; Mary: 'lewd plays and players'; Elizabeth: the systematization of control; James I: the restriction of patronage and the hardening of censorship; Philosophical and religious perceptions and representations: Idleness: pigritia and pervagatio; Disguise, or, 'the vagrancy of the signifier': apparel as semiotic system; Disguise in the theatre: impersonation; Disguise in the theatre: cross-dressing; The 'Depe dissimulation' and the 'sclerous secrets' of beggars; Plagues and parasites: plague carriers and culprits; Parasitism and language; Literary appropriations: The rogue pamphlets, the conny-catching pamphlets and the picaresque novels; The European tradition of beggar books; Theatricality: beggars; Harman's A Caueat: prejudiced authenticity; The theatricality of Harman's beggars; Digression: Alexander Iden, alias Thomas Harman; Theatricality: the conny-catchers: G.W.: the rhetoric of detection and instruction; Greene's first discovery of cozenage; Between plagiarism and hybridization: Dekker's Lanthorne and candle-light; Epilogue; Index.