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Elizabeth I
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Susan Frye
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-11-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Elizabeth I is perhaps the most visible woman in early modern Europe, yet little attention has been paid to what she said about the difficulties of constructing her power in a patriarchal society. This revisionist study examines her struggle for authority through the representation of her female body. Based on
Pens and Needles
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Susan Frye
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-29 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Through an examination of the expressive arts of needlework, painting, and writing, Pens and Needles offers insights into women's lives and, in its final chapters, into literary texts such as Shakespeare's Othello and Cymbeline and Mary Sidney Wroth's Urania.
The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens
Language: en
Pages: 530
Authors: Kavita Mudan Finn, Valerie Schutte
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-20 - Publisher: Springer

Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens,
The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, Sarah Knight
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-29 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

More than any other English monarch before or since, Queen Elizabeth I used her annual progresses to shape her royal persona and to bolster her popularity and authority. During the spring and summer, accompanied by her court, Elizabeth toured southern England, the Midlands, and parts of the West Country, staying
Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Amy L. Tigner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable ideal in court politics, economic prosperity, and national identity in early modern England. In the