Readings

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction and Course Overview  
2 Wrightson, Keith. English Society. Amazon logo Wrightson, Keith. English Society, 1580-1680. Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd., December 1990. pp. 17-118 and 149-182. ISBN: 004445788X.
The Spanish Tragedy
3 Kyd, Thomas. The Spanish Tragedy.  
4 Bacon, Francis. "Of Revenge." In The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall. 1625.

Amussen, S. D. "Gender, Family, and the Social Order."

Rubin, Gayle. "The Traffic in Women."

Orgel, Stephen. "Shakespeare and the Kinds of Drama."
 
Hamlet
5 Shakespeare. Hamlet.  
6-7 Moretti, Franco. "The Great Eclipse."

Dollimore, Jonathan. From Radical Tragedy.

Derrida, Jacques. From Dissemination.

Carruthers, Mary. From The Book of Memory.

Goldberg, Jonathan. "Hamlet's Hand."
 
The Jew of Malta
8 Marlowe, Christopher. The Jew of Malta.  
9 Machiavelli. Discourses on the first Decade of Titus Livius. 1636.

Agnew, Jean-Christophe. Worlds Apart.

Duffy, Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars. 1992.
Amazon logo Machiavelli, Niccolo. Discourses on the first Decade of Titus Livius 1. 1636. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, June 2004. pp. xi-xvi. ISBN: 1406545554. (PDF - 1.6 MB)

Amazon logo Agnew, Jean-Christophe. Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550-1750. Cambridge University Press, September 1990. pp. 125-135. ISBN 0521379105.
The Alchemist
10 Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist.  
11 Mullaney, Steven. From The Place of the Stage.

Yachnin, Paul. From Stage-Wrights.

Stubbes, Philip. From Anatomie of Abuses.

Jonson, Ben. Epistle to Oxford and Cambridge in Volpone.
Amazon logo Stubbes, Philip. The Anatomie of Abuses. [London, 1584.] Edited by Margaret Jane Kidnie. Cornell University Press, September 2002. ISBN: 0866982876. (PDF - 2.1 MB)

Amazon logo Jonson, Ben. Epistle to Oxford and Cambridge in Volpone. Edited by Brian Parker, and David Bevington. Manchester University Press, April 15, 1999. ISBN: 0719051827. (PDF)
The Duchess of Malfi
12 Webster, John. The Duchess of Malfi.  
13-14 Castiglione, Baldesar. From The Book of the Courtier.

Jardine, Lisa. "The Duchess of Malfi: A Case study in the Literary Representation of Women."

Whigham, Frank. From Ambition and Privilege.

Extracts from Renaissance Courtesy Manuals.
 
The Broken Heart
15 Ford, John. The Broken Heart.  
16 Sawday, Jonathan. From The Body Emblazoned.

Other secondary readings to be decided later.
 
Arden of Faversham
17 Arden of Faversham.  
18-19 Source in The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles by Raphael Holinshed. 1587.

Ballad entitled "The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistresse Arden," and "An Homily of Marriage." 1633.

Bacon, Francis. "Of Marriage and the Single Life," and "Of Love." 1625.

Heywood, Thomas. An Apology for Actors. 1612.

* Baker, John. On marriage and divorce in Introduction to English Legal History.

Belsey, Catherine. "Alice Arden's Crime."
"The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistresse Arden." (PDF)

"An Homily of Marriage." (PDF - 1.9 MB)

Amazon logo Heywood, Thomas. An Apology for Actors. 1612. Academic Resources Corp., May 1999. ISBN: 0820111988. (PDF - 1.7 MB)
The Witch of Edmonton
20 Thomas Middleton/William Rowley. The Witch of Edmonton.  
21 McLuskie, Kate. From Renaissance Dramatists.

Henry Goodcole's account of Elizabeth Sawyer (Appended to play text).

Levine, Laura. From Men in Women's Clothing.

From the Hic Mulier tracts. 1620.
 
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
22 Beaumont, Francis. The Knight of the Burning Pestle.  
23 Agnew, Jean-Christophe. From Worlds Apart.

Wheeler, John. From A Treatise of Commerce.
Wheeler, John. From A Treatise of Commerce. Edited by George Burton Hotchkiss. NY: New York University Press, 1931. (PDF)
The Island Princess
24 Fletcher, John. The Island Princess.  
25-26 Argensola. From The Discovery and Conquest of the Maluco and Philipine Islands.

Hakluyt, Richard. From Principal Navigations (The "Epistle Dedicatorie" and from "Divers Voyages").

Brenner, Robert. From Merchants and Revolution.

Raman, Shankar. From Framing 'India'.
Hakluyt, Richard. "Epistle Dedicatorie." (PDF)

———. "Divers Voyages." (PDF - 1.5 MB)