KMP Project Assistant Andrew Jeromski (Framingham ’19; G ’21) has transcribed, edited, and encoded the two prefatory epistles to Thomas Newman’s 1591 edition of Sir Phillip Sidney’s Astrophel & Stella using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. This transcription was prepared
The Map of Early Modern London‘s Agas Map is a terrific resource for mapping London locations, and their Gazetteer is an invaluable resource for looking up place names. Here you’ll also find handy “how to” guides for using selected digital
Looking for full-text primary source materials can be a challenge. The EEBO-TCP collection puts a wealth of such materials just a few clicks away. Here are some tutorials to get you started searching the EEBO-TCP database. Return to Research Video
Bennett, Kristen Abbott and Andrew Jeromski. “’The Glory of Our Sexe’: Elizabeth I and Early Modern Women Writers.” Women Writers in Context, The Women Writers Project, Northeastern University, May 2020, wwp.northeastern.edu/context/#bennett.glory.xml.
Holt, Mack P. The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle during the Wars of Religion, Cambridge UP, 2002.
“Elizabethan Theatre History Timeline.” Elizabethan-Era, www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-theatre-history-timeline.htm.
“Richard Burbage.” Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 Apr. 2020, www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Burbage.
“James Burbage.” Bardstage, www.bardstage.org/james-burbage.htm.
Goff, Moira. “Playhouses – Shakespeare in Quarto.” The British Library, 9 Sept. 2004, www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/playhouses.html#theatre.
“The Theatre.” Map of Early Modern London, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/THEA2.htm.
“Shakespearean London Theatres.” SHALT: Shakespearean London Theatres, http://shalt.dmu.ac.uk/locations/theatre-1576-98.html.
“The Lord Chamberlain’s Men & The Kings Men.” No Sweat Shakespeare, 26 Jan. 2020, www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/life/lord-chamberlains-men-kings-men/.
Mabillard, Amanda. “The Great Theatre.” Shakespeare Online. 21 Nov. 2000, www.shakespeare-online.com/theatre/burbagetheatre.html.
Smith, Emma. “Chettle, Henry (d. 1603×7), printer and playwright.” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. September 23, 2004. Oxford University Press. Accessed 17 April. 2020, doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/5245.
“Shakespeare’s Handwriting: Hand D in The Booke of Sir Thomas More.” Shakespeare Documented, shakespearedocumented.folger.edu/exhibition/document/shakespeares-handwriting-hand-d-booke-sir-thomas-more.
Thomas, Sidney. “Henry Chettle and the First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet.” The Review of English Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 1950, pp. 8–16. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/511771.
Jowett, John. “Notes on Henry Chettle.” The Review of English Studies, vol. 45, no. 180, 1994, pp. 517–522. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/517809. — “Notes on Henry Chettle.” The Review of English Studies, vol. 45, no. 179, 1994, pp. 384–388, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/518844
“Henry Chettle 1564-1606.” No Sweat Shakespeare, www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/era/shakespeare-contemporaries/henry-chettle-1564-1606/.
Wolfe, Heather. “Greenes, groats-worth of witte: First printed allusion to Shakespeare as a playwright,” Shakespeare Documented, doi: 10.37078/86.
Larsen, Thorleif. “A Bibliography of the Writings of George Peele.” Modern Philology, vol. 32, no. 2, 1934, pp. 143–156., www.jstor.org/stable/434042.
Lukacs, Peter. “Introduction to George Peele.” Elizabethan Drama, elizabethandrama.org/the-playwrights/george-peele/introduction-to-george-peele/.
Goldstone, Herbert. “Reviewed Work: The Life and Minor Works of George Peele by David Horne.” Modern Philology, vol. 51, no. 4, 1954, pp. 277–278. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/435176.
“George Peele.” Poetry Foundation, poetryfoundation.org/poets/george-peele.
Scott-Warren, Jason. “Harvey, Gabriel (1552/3–1631), scholar and writer.” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. January 07, 2016. Oxford University Press. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020, doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/12517.
Prewitt, Kendrick W. “Gabriel Harvey and the Practice of Method.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 39, no. 1, 1999, pp. 19–39. JSTOR, doi: 10.2307/1556304.
Nashe, Thomas. The Works of Thomas Nashe, edited by Ronald B. McKerrow. Basil Blackwell Oxford, 1966. 5 vols.
Hoeniger, F. D. “New Harvey Marginalia on Hamlet and Richard III.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 2, 1966, pp. 151–155. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=0000200745&site=ehost-live.
Flower, Robin. “Gabriel Harvey and Shakespeare.” The British Museum Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2, 1931, pp. 49–50. JSTOR, doi: 10.2307/4421306.
“Marlowe’s Life.” The Marlowe Society, www.marlowe-society.org/christopher-marlowe/life/.
Dickson, Andrew. “Christopher Marlowe: the Man, the Myth and the Mighty Line.” The British Library, 31 Mar. 2017, www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/christopher-marlowe-the-man-the-myth-and-the-mighty-line.
King, John N. “Queen Elizabeth I: Representations of the Virgin Queen.” Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 1, 1990, pp. 30–74, EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/2861792.
Teague, Frances. “Introduction to Speeches by Queen Elizabeth I.” Women Writers Project, 2017, wwp.northeastern.edu/context/#teague.elizabeth.xml. — “A Biographical Sketch.” Women Writers Project, 2017, wwp.northeastern.edu/context/#teague.elizabeth.xml.
Bennett, Kristen Abbott. “The Preposterous Publication History of Elizabeth I’s ‘Golden Speech.’” Women Writers Project, 2019, wwp.northeastern.edu/blog/golden-speech/.
Scheil, Katherine. “The Second Best Bed and the Legacy of Anne Hathaway.” Critical Survey, vol. 21, no. 3, 2009, pp. 59–71. EBSCOhost, doi: 10.3167/cs.2009.210305.
Findlay, Alison. “Hathaway, Anne.” Women in Shakespeare: A Dictionary, Bloomsbury, 2014, pp. 177–179. EBSCOhost, doi: 10.5040/9781623560928.
Bray, Peter. “Men, Loss and Spiritual Emergency: Shakespeare, the Death of Hamnet and the Making of Hamlet.” Journal of Men, Masculinities & Spirituality, vol. 2, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 95–115. Gale Literature Resource Center, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A189052376/LitRC?u=fst&sid=LitRC&xid=3a61d600.
Hardin, Richard F. “Ovid in Seventeenth-Century England.” Comparative Literature, vol. 24, no. 1, 1972, pp. 44–62. JSTOR, doi: 10.2307/1769381.
“Ovid.” Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, Gale, 1998. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/apps/doc/K1631005000/BIC?u=fst&sid=BIC&xid=79a2424a
Yoder, R. A. “History and the Histories in Julius Caesar.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 3, 1973, pp. 309–327. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2868355.
Willis, Garry. Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Yale University Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2011032401&site=ehost-live.
Thomas, Miranda Fay. “Political Acts and Political Acting: Roman Gesture and Julius Caesar.” Early Modern Literary Studies: A Journal of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century English Literature, vol. 25, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2018140150&site=ehost-live.
Rollins, Lauren Leigh. “‘Republicans’ Behaving Badly: Anachronism, Monarchy, and the English Imperial Model in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews, vol. 30, 2017, pp. 165–180. EBSCOhost,
Lovascio, Domenico. “Rewriting Julius Caesar as a National Villain in Early Modern English Drama.” English Literary Renaissance, vol. 47, no. 2, 2017, pp. 218–250. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/693892.
Chernaik, Warren. The Myth of Rome in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Cambridge University Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511921841.
Arnold, Oliver. The Third Citizen : Shakespeare’s Theater and the Early Modern House of Commons. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2007581099&site=ehost-live.
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This collection of “how to” videos contains information about how to work in our Word Press site, as well as how to use digital knowledge-bases for scholarly research including the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Image Collection and Digital Anthology of
These videos will show you how to add various types of content to the site.
This is just a test. If this had been an actual emergency, I almost certainly would have panicked. In the event of an actual emergency, I will be cowering under the nearest means of cover and you should absolutely seek
Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia? Nihilne te nocturnum praesidium Palati, nihil urbis vigiliae, nihil timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic munitissimus
Dekker, Thomas. The Pleasant Comedie of Old Fortunatus. Luminarium Editions, 2006, luminarium.org.
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Under construction: Insert short synopsis about the history of “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” here.
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Under construction: Insert short synopsis about the history of “All Ovid’s Elegies” here.
Under construction: Insert short synopsis about the history of “Hero and Leander” here. Return to Works
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The Massacre at Paris was first performed in 1593 by Lord Strange’s Men and later published c. 1594 by Edward Allde for Edward White in London. This historical play dramatizes the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris that happened in
Marlowe’s Edward II was first printed by Robert Robinson for William Jones in 1594, but the play was first performed in 1592 for Pembroke’s Men. Edward II tells the story of the monarch’s life and reign, as well as his relationship with
The first edition, or A text, of Doctor Faustus, was published in London in 1604, nine years after Marlowe’s death. It was first performed in 1592 by the Admiral’s Men. Many believe the play was composed in 1588. Doctor Faustus
The Jew of Malta is a famous tragedy, inspired by the Elizabethan attitudes towards Jewish immigrants. The play was first printed by I.B. for Nicholas Vavasour in 1633. It was first performed c. 1589-1590 by Lord Strange’s Men. Return to
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Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1 was Christopher Marlowe’s first play. It was written and performed around 1587 and first published in 1590 by Richard Jones. The play was first performed c. 1587 by Admiral Nottingham’s Men. Tamburlaine the Great, Part
Knox, John. The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women: 1558. No. 2. The editor, 1878. public-library.uk/ebooks.
Holinshed, Raphael. Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, J. Johnson, 1808. archive.org.
Hall, Edward. “The union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre and Yorke,” 1550. Internet Archive, archive.org.
After looking at all the different study guides, we’ve concluded that these guides are not helpful for understanding character analysis. Many leave out helpful information that students need to fully understand the specific character in any meaningful way, and they
Online study guides are beneficial tools for those wanting general background knowledge about a literary work, but they fail to provide nuanced analysis. While using online study guides can provide superficial knowledge and analysis, one must have a “buyer beware”
Villeponteaux, Marie. “‘Not as Women Wonted be’: Spenser’s Amazon Queen.” Dissing Elizabeth: negative representations of Gloriana. Edited by Julia Walker, Duke University Press, 1998, pp. 209-226.
Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works, Edited by Steven May. Simon and Schuster, 2004. – “The Tilbury Speech” in Elizabetha triumphans by James Aske, Thomas Gubbin, 1588, STC 847. Northeastern University Women Writers Project, www.wwp.northeastern.edu/texts/elizabeth.tilburyaske.html. – “Queen Elizabeth I”
Shakespeare, William, et al. The New Oxford Shakespeare, Modern Critical Edition. Edited by Gary Taylor, et al, OUP, 2016. Oxford Scholarly Editions, oxfordscholarlyeditions.com.
Yates, Frances A. “Queen Elizabeth as Astraea.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. 10, 1947, pp. 27–82. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/750395.
Ovid, Metamorphoses. Translated by A.S. Kline. University of Vermont, 2000, ovid.lib.virginia.edu.
Jackson, Gabriele Bernhard. “Topical Ideology: Witches, Amazons, and Shakespeare’s Joan of Arc.” Shakespeare’s History Plays. Routledge, 2014. 26-47, jstor.org/stable/43447235.
Ryan, Patrick. “Shakespeare’s Joan and the Great Whore of Babylon.” Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme, vol. 28, no. 4, 2004, pp. 55–82. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/43445995.
Tricomi, Albert H. “Joan la Pucelle and the Inverted Saints Play in 1 Henry VI.” Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme, vol. 25, no. 2, 2001, pp. 5-31. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/43445342.