Practicing Renaissance Scholarship: Plays and Pageants, Patrons and Politics

Practicing Renaissance Scholarship: Plays and Pageants, Patrons and Politics

by David M. Bergeron



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820703138
Publisher: Duquesne University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies Series
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID M. BERGERON is professor of English at the University of Kansas. He is also the author of many books, including King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire, Shakespeare's Romances and the Royal Family, and English Civic Pageantry 1558–1642. As well, he serves on the editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly and as longtime editor of Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Interrogative Metonymy1
1Richard II: Internal and External Evidence20
2Elizabeth's Coronation Entry (1559): New Manuscript Evidence36
3Patronage of Dramatists: The Case of Thomas Heywood43
4Women as Patrons of English Renaissance Drama56
5Bacon's Henry VII: Commentary on King James I74
6Masculine Interpretation of Queen Anne, Wife of James I87
7Thomas Middleton and Anthony Munday: Artistic Rivalry?101
8Did a "War of the Theaters" Occur?123
9Gilbert Dugdale and the Royal Entry of James I (1604)147
10Pageants, Masques, and Scholarly Ideology164

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