The Elizabethan Theatre VI: Papers given at the Sixth by George (ed) Hibbard

By George (ed) Hibbard

The Elizabethan Theatre VI: Papers given on the 6th overseas convention on Elizabethan Theatre held on the college of Waterloo, Ontario, in July 1975

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Hay for the French, And so (to make up rime) god night sweete wench. (B2v) In a similar way Marston, making allusion to Poetaster, dismisses the notion of taking revenge in dramatic form; Quadratus replies 33 W. R. Gair contemptuously to Lampatho' s threat that he will be revenged, "How pree-thee? " (F4) Marston refuses either to offer a theoretical justification for his dramatic methods or to take revenge against his detractors by arraigning them on the stage. The most interesting aspect of the play's presentation is not its content but its devices at the beginning of the acts.

37 W. R. Gair If for Actors, A Huge Globe of Fyre Pendaunt from Roofe of the Howse, withever and anone, a chattring, howling, singing, way ling and laughing betweene, within or without the Globe, on either syde, by the Two Angells supposed. Iffor Powles, A Full Moone onely appearing on face of the stage thourough the cloth and right over the Tribunall, So till the whole companie be departed. ll-13). Paul's seem to have hired special properties, probably from the Globe, when need arose. They did have an assortment of wigs, costumes, paintings, severed human limbs, a tomb, beds, tables, and chairs.

Refuses the dukedom and retires with no sense of moral guilt," he is reject1. Philip J. , 1969), p. 158. 2. My text is G. K. , 1965). 3. In his Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy (Princeton, 1940), p. 124. 4. , 1961), p. 154. 5. Finkelpearl, Marston of the Middle Temple, p. 161. " 6 Bowers goes on to connect this rejection of position to the "medieval Christian theme of loathing for the vanities of the world". 7 Caputi speaks of Antonio as a "distinctly ... Marstonian Neo-Stoic, a man sickened by the spectacle of wrong ....

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