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The Earl of Essex, Sir Philip Sidney and surviving Elizabeth’s court
Richard Wood

’s purpose in writing the Arcadia also relies on the suitability of Greville’s ‘A Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney’ for reading the Arcadia . However, given that it was completed in the Jacobean (between 1610 and 1612) rather than the Elizabethan era, in a different political and philosophical climate, its suitability is open to doubt. Greville’s early career under the reign of James I was marked by the

in Essex
The Earl of Essex, Sir Philip Sidney and surviving Elizabeth’s court
Richard James Wood

pass through any straits or latitudes of good or ill fortune, might (as in a glass) see how to set a good countenance upon all the discountenances of adversity, and a stay upon the exorbitant smilings of chance. 21 James’s conception of Sidney’s purpose in writing the Arcadia also relies on the suitability of Greville’s ‘A Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney’ for reading the Arcadia . However, given that it was completed in the Jacobean (between 1610 and 1612) rather than the Elizabethan era, in a different political and philosophical climate, its suitability

in Sidney's Arcadia and the conflicts of virtue
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The Digby Mary Magdalen and Lewis Wager’s Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene
Tamara Atkin

of the evolution of anti-theatrical writings from Plato to the present day, and contains chapters on anti-theatrical Lollardy and Puritanism. 56 Badir, The Maudlin Impression, p. 43. 57 STC 19865. 58 STC 6518. 59 STC 1059. 60 STC 6501. Though he does not treat the plays listed here, for a more extensive treatment of the secularisation of the saint play see John Wasson, ‘The Secular Saint Plays of the Elizabethan Era’, in Davidson, The Saint Play in Medieval Europe, pp. 241–60. For a consideration of The Honest Whore as a Magdalene play see Frédérique Fouassier

in Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain
The coronation of 1953
Norman Bonney

people reported a swelling national pride at the pageantry and sense of national 04_Norman_Ch-4.indd 55 8/5/2013 7:16:05 AM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/05/2013, SPi 56 MONARCHY, RELIGION AND THE STATE renewal with what was portrayed in the media as the dawning of a new Elizabethan era of a new young Queen after the trials and tribulations of wartime and the replacement of the Empire by the Commonwealth. Social distance between participants at many events, such as along the route of the procession, was minimised, and there was a shared sense of camaraderie among

in Monarchy, religion and the state
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Thomas Middleton, the book, and the genre of continuation
Jeffrey Todd Knight

’, Criticism , 53.1 (2011), 53–82, which I quote below. 53 The ‘ghost complaint’, in which a female victim of male sexual violence is summoned from the dead to speak, was popularized in the Elizabethan era. The best known example outside of the Lucretia nexus is Samuel

in Formal matters
Heather James

experiment in what Richard Helgerson has called ‘forms of nationhood,’ and can arguably take their place alongside other ambitious volumes of the Elizabethan era, such as Spenser’s The Faerie Queene , Coke’s Institutes of the Lawes of England , Camden’s Britannia , Speed’s Theater of the Empire of Great Britain , Drayton’s Poly

in Formal matters
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Alcohol and the Reformation
James Nicholls

continual wardens of the drunkards’ fraternity and corporation’, but it was a role that the English appeared keen to usurp.34 Gascoigne’s pamphlet illustrates the extent to which concerns over drinking are often overlaid with concerns over national identity. He was, of course, writing at the height of the Elizabethan era of nation-building in 12 chap1.indd 12 22/06/2009 10:52:27 A monstrous plant the political, military and cultural spheres, and he was not alone in seeing something worrisome in English attitudes to alcohol. Fifteen years later, the popular writer

in The politics of alcohol
Phil Withington

reforms were many, complex, and varied. 59 However, in terms of sanction by central government, the driving force – including urban incorporation – was Smith, Cecil and other members of their sprawling Cambridge mafia who dominated the higher echelons of royal power for much of the Edwardian and Elizabethan eras. 60 More to the point, one of the outcomes by the turn of the seventeenth century was a discernible ‘corporate system’ by which cities and boroughs – or ‘little commonwealths’, as contemporaries described them – had filled the topography of provincial England

in The plantation of Ulster
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Reform and innovation
Samantha A. Shave

of indoor relief. Inspecting the poor took different forms in different places. Some parishes instructed their assistant overseers to make enquiries into their resident and non-​resident parishioners, whilst others made decisions based on local intelligence. Inquiring into the ‘Character and conduct’ of the poor, as Sturges Bourne’s Act directed, was open to interpretation. Many parish officers in the post-​Sturges Bourne period had returned to assess the ‘deservingness’ for relief based on similar criteria to those used by parish officers during the Elizabethan

in Pauper policies
Mannerism and mourning in Spanish heritage cinema
Sally Faulkner

Spanish press before and after the film’s release (Fernández Soto and Checa y Olmos 2010: 86). In the years immediately following El perro del hortelano, British heritage hits Shakepeare in Love and Elizabeth would continue to prove that RSC and classically trained actors could be deployed to great advantage in films that were not strictly theatre adaptations, but were set in the Elizabethan era, when much of Britain’s most-​loved drama was penned. 166 Performance and Spanish film Part of the global appeal of both films, Julianne Pidduck pointed out in 2001, was the

in Performance and Spanish film