By Donna B. Hamilton
This Concise Companion launches scholars into the research of English Renaissance literature throughout the relevant contexts that proficient it.
Chapter 1 Economics (pages 11–31): S. P. Cerasano
Chapter 2 faith (pages 32–53): Donna B. Hamilton
Chapter three Royal Marriage and the Royal Succession (pages 54–74): Paul E. J. Hammer
Chapter four Patronage, Licensing, and Censorship (pages 75–93): Richard Dutton
Chapter five Humanism, Rhetoric, schooling (pages 94–113): Peter Mack
Chapter 6 Manuscripts in Early glossy England (pages 114–135): Heather Wolfe
Chapter 7 commute, Exploration, and Empire (pages 136–159): Ralph Bauer
Chapter eight inner most lifestyles and Domesticity (pages 160–179): Lena Cowen Orlin
Chapter nine Treason and uprising (pages 180–199): Andrew Hadfield
Chapter 10 Shakespeare and the Marginalized “Others” (pages 200–216): Carole Levin
Chapter eleven Cosmology and the physique (pages 217–237): Cynthia Marshall
Chapter 12 Life?Writing (pages 238–256): Alan Stewart
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6d. ) On average, however, the successful plays in the repertory earned over £1 for each performance, and the most successful earned in the £2–£3 range (Foakes and Rickert 1961: 16–37). Such profits might not seem sizable enough to justify an investor’s outlay, but when they are placed in the context of other figures their magnitude becomes clearer. During the period between 1590 and 1627 a ‘‘middling sort of person’’ in the village of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, might be worth around £50–£80 at his death, as inventories from a husbandman and a fuller indicate.
The ready Protestant response to this challenge came from John Foxe, who prepared a massive revision of Actes and Monuments, and in the dedication to Elizabeth referred to the objections to his 1563 edition that had been raised by Catholics across England and on the Continent. Adding to this 1570 edition the representation of the ‘‘Image of both churches,’’ the series of woodcuts depicting ‘‘The proud primacie of Popes,’’ and a lengthy section on the soldier and rebel Sir John Oldcastle in which he attacked the writing of John Harpsfield, Foxe also answered Stapleton’s harking back to the early English church.