The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama: Icon of Opposition

1st Edition

Kristen Deiter

Routledge
Published June 9, 2014
Reference
ISBN 9780415762540 - CAT# Y163460
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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Summary

The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I fashioned the Tower as a showplace of royal authority, magnificence, and entertainment, many playwrights of the time revealed the Tower's instability as a royal symbol and represented it, instead, as an emblem of opposition to the crown and as a bodily and spiritual icon of non-royal English identity.

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