Anticourt Drama in England, 1603-1642

Albert H. Tricomi
Contents: I. Topical Dramatic Satire, 1603-1609. 1. The Social Background: The Reign of James I. 2. Warnings for a New King: The Disguised Duke Play. 3. The Growth of Anti-Scot and Antiministerial Satire. 4. An Antiroyal Satire Too Daring: The Isle of Gulls. 5. Suppression of the Satires of the Children of the Queen's Revels. II. Ideological Tragedy, 1603-1612. 6. The Political Background: Divine Right Kingship and the Ministry of Robert Cecil. 7. The Not-So-Closeted Tragedies of Daniel and Greville. 8. Tacitean Republicanism in Jonson's Sejanus. 9. The Power of Princes and the Integrity of Subjects in Chapman's French Tragedies. III. Italianate Tragedy, 1606-1621. 10. Popular Anticourt Attitudes. 11. Economic and Social Alienation in The Revenger's Tragedy. 12. Spiritual Alientation and Anticourt Application in Webster's Tragedies. 13. The Anatomy of Court Culture and Jacobean Grievances in Middleton's Women Beware Women. IV. Early Opposition Drama, 1621-1628. 14. Crisis of Confidence: The Buckingham Era. 15. Censorship, Citizen Opposition Drama, and A Game at Chess. 16. The Patrician Opposition Drama of Philip Massinger. V. Later Opposition Drama, 1629-1642. 17. The Dispersion of Opposition Conceptions of Governance.


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