The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

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The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

  • Author : Kristen Deiter
  • ISBN : 1135894051
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 14
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23

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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