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    • Ben Jonson and character 

      Shimizu, Akihiko (University of St Andrews, 2015-03) - Thesis
      This thesis discusses Ben Jonson’s innovative concept of character as an effect of interactions in dramatic, political and literary spheres. The Introduction observes how the early modern understanding of ‘character’ was ...
    • Casos de honra : honouring clandestine contracts and Italian novelle in early modern English and Spanish drama 

      Holmes, Rachel E. (University of St Andrews, 2014-05-15) - Thesis
      This thesis argues that the popularity of the clandestine marriage plot in English and Spanish drama following the Reformation corresponds closely to developments and emerging conflicts in European matrimonial law. My ...
    • The ‘New Prince’ and the problem of lawmaking violence in early modern drama 

      Majumder, Doyeeta (University of St Andrews, 2014-09) - Thesis
      The present thesis examines the fraught relationship between the sixteenth-century formulations of the theories of sovereign violence, tyranny and usurpation and the manifestations of these ideas on the contemporary English ...
    • A rhetoric of nostalgia on the English stage, 1587-1605 

      Johanson, Kristine (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-22) - Thesis
      In locating the idea of nostalgia in early modern English drama, ‘A Rhetoric of Nostalgia on the English Stage, 1587-1605’ recovers an influential and under-examined political discourse in Elizabethan drama. Recognizing ...
    • The textuality of friendship : homosocial hermeneutic exchanges in early modern English drama 

      Mentzer, Julianne (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
      My thesis argues that textually embedded intimacy and exclusivity between men opens up ethical problems concerning the use of education and persuasive powers—the ability to reconfigure vice as virtue, to argue a case for ...