Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561–1633 (Studies in by Lisa Hopkins

By Lisa Hopkins

The succession to the throne, Lisa Hopkins argues right here, used to be a burning subject not just within the ultimate years of Elizabeth yet good into the 1630s, with carrying on with questions on how James's kingdoms should be governed after his loss of life. as the factor, with its attendant constitutional questions, was once so politically delicate, Hopkins contends that drama, with its riddled identities, indirect courting to fact, and inherent blurring of the level to which the placement it dramatizes is indicative or specific, provided an important discussion board for the dialogue. Hopkins analyzes many of the ways that the dramatic works of the time - through Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster and Ford between others - mirror, negotiate and dream the difficulty of the succession to the throne.

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