Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England

Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England

Author: Helen Vella Bonavita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367878976

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This study considers the figure of the bastard in the context of analogies of the family and the state in early modern England. The trope of illegitimacy, more than being simply a narrative or character-driven issue, is a vital component in the evolving construction and representation of British national identity in prose and drama of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Through close reading of a range of plays and prose texts, the book offers readers new insight into the semiotics of bastardy and concepts of national identity in early modern England, and reflects on contemporary issues of citizenship and identity. The author examines play texts of the period including Bale's King Johan, Peele's The Troublesome Reign of John, and Shakespeare's King John, Richard II, and King Lear in the context of a selection of legal, religious, and polemical texts. In so doing, she illuminates the extent to which the figure of the bastard and, more generally the trope of illegitimacy, existed as a distinct discourse within the wider discursive framework of family and nation.
Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Helen Vella Bonavita
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This study considers the figure of the bastard in the context of analogies of the family and the state in early modern England. The trope of illegitimacy, more than being simply a narrative or character-driven issue, is a vital component in the evolving construction and representation of British national identity
Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Helen Vella Bonavita
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This study considers the figure of the bastard in the context of analogies of the family and the state in early modern England. The trope of illegitimacy, more than being simply a narrative or character-driven issue, is a vital component in the evolving construction and representation of British national identity
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Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Erin Ellerbeck
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-06 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Cures for Chance examines how early modern dramatic representations of adoption test conventional notions of family and nature.
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Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Jeremy Black
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

How did it feel to hear Macbeth’s witches chant of "double, double toil and trouble" at a time when magic and witchcraft were as real as anything science had to offer? How were justice and forgiveness understood by the audience who first watched King Lear; how were love and romance
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Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Sarah Hibberd, Miranda Stanyon
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The first English language collection on the musical sublime. Reveals music's place at the forefront of this interdisciplinary aesthetic category.