By Donna B. Hamilton
This Concise Companion launches scholars into the learn of English Renaissance literature in the course of the imperative 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 shuttle, Exploration, and Empire (pages 136–159): Ralph Bauer
Chapter eight deepest 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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With this, Volpone is sent off to prison, and Mosca is packed off to the bailiff. However, the judge’s rhetoric, critical though it is, repeats only the most cliche´d sentiments. Any criticism of avaricious behavior is undercut by the sense that materialism has become a fact of life. Thus, however much the acquisitive spirit might be condemned, in Jonson’s view human beings are ultimately slaves to avarice and desire. Throughout the play Volpone’s clever scheme remains the comic focus, so that even while Volpone is being taken off to prison Jonson’s audiences are left to wonder where the next scam is being launched.
After the execution of Robert Southwell in 1596, he lived publicly as a Catholic and was often cited for recusancy. Mimicking Gosson’s mystifying style filled with classical examples, Lodge’s Reply to Gosson also relies on the classics, but his defense not only of music but also of piping is one of the details that tilts his work in the direction of a Catholic defense. The fact that Lodge’s tract was immediately suppressed indicates the limits in the public sphere for this writer on this topic.
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