MRDS Newsletter: Recent Publications Fall 2003
Braunmuller, A. R. and Michael Hattaway, The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama, Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Dox, Donnalee, "Logic and Performance: Translating the Poetics into Medieval Scholasticism," Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 17 (2003): 45-69.
DuBruck, Edelgard E., "The Current State of Research on Late-Medieval Drama: 1998-2000. Survey, Bibliography, and Reviews," Fifteenth-Century Studies 28 (2003): 1-36.
Fitzgerald, Christina M., "Of Magi and Men: Christ's Nativity and Masculine Community in the Chester Drama Cycle," in Susan C. Karant-Nunn, ed., Varieties of Devotion in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2003, 145-162.
Giannetti, Laura Ruggiero, Guido, Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2003.
Gibson, James M., ed. Kent: Diocese of Canterbury.
Records of Early English Drama,16. Toronto: University of Toronto
Volume 1: Introduction, The Records
Volume 2: The Records
Volume 3: Appendixes, Translations, Endnotes, Patrons and Travelling Companies, Glossaries, Index
Gusick, Barbara I. and Edelgard E. DuBruck, New Approaches to European Theater of the Middle Ages: An Ontology, New York: P. Lang, 2003.
Huebert, Ronald, The Performance of Pleasure in English Renaissance Drama, Basingstoke, Hampshire England ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
King, Sharon, City Tragedy on the Renaissance Stage in France, Spain, and England, Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.
Kipling, Gordon, "Lydgate The Poet as Deviser," in Donka Minkova and Theresa Tinkle, eds., Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2003, 73-101.
McRae, Andrew, Renaissance Drama, London
New York: Arnold, 2003.
Menpes, B. R., "The Bondage of Barabas: Thwarted Desire in The Jew of Malta," Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 20 (2003): 65-84.
Richmond, Colleen D., "Hrotsvit's Sapientia: Rhetorical Power and Women of Wisdom," Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 55 (2003): 133-144.
Tylus, Jane, "Women and Errant Speech in Renaissance Theater," in Janet Levarie Smarr and Daria Valentini, eds., Italian Women and the City: Essays. Madison, NJ; London, England: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; Associated UP, 2003, 77-97.
Vol 36, Nos. 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2002-03)
"Lessons in 'Hopping': The Dance of Death and the Chester Mystery Cycle."
AMY L. SMITH
"Performing Marriage with a Difference: Wooing, Wedding, and Bedding in The Taming of the Shrew."
"The Islamization of Spain in William Rowley and Mary Pix: The Politics of Nation and Gender."
"Lydgate's Mummings and the Aristocratic Resistance to Drama."
"Ad imaginem suam: Regional Chant Variants and the Origins of the Jeu d'Adam."
"Political Allegory in Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean 'Turk' Plays: Lust's Dominion and The Turke."
Vol 37, No.1 (Spring 2003)
"Mocking Dead Bones: Historical Memory and the Theater of the Dead in Richard III."
Vol 37, No. 2 (Summer 2003)
"Borrowings and the Authorial DomainGostanzo, Polonius, and Marston's Gonzago."
"But owthir in frith or felde: The Rural in the York Cycle."
Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS)
Online publication available at:
EMLS Vol. 9.1, (May 2003)
"Romancing Multiplicity: Female Subjectivity and the Body Divisible in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World."
WILLIAM M. HAMLIN
"Elizabeth Cary's Mariam and the Critique of Pure Reason."
"Propaganda or a Record of Events? Richard Mulcaster's The Passage Of Our Most Drad Soveraigne Lady Quene Elyzabeth Through The Citie Of London Westminster The Daye Before Her Coronacion."
"Religion, Politics, Revenge: The Dead in Renaissance Drama."
DAVID J. PARKINSON
"'The Legend of the Bischop of St. Androis Lyfe' and the Survival of Scottish Poetry."
"How to Read an Early Modern Map: Between the Particular and the General, the Material and the Abstract, Words and Mathematics."
"'Thy temperance invincible': Humanism in Book II of The Faerie Queene and Paradise Regained."
Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS)
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EMLS Vol. 9.2, (September 2003)
"The Metaphysical Sonnets of John Donne and Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski: A Comparison."
"The 'popular philosopher': Plato, Poetry, and Food in Tudor Aesthetics."
JOSHUA B. FISHER
"'He is turned a ballad-maker': Broadside Appropriations in Early Modern England."
"Monuments in Late Elizabethan Literature: A Conservatory of Vanishing Traditions."
"'That vain Animal': Rochester's Satyr and the Theriophilic Paradox."
"A Third Choice: Adam, Eve, and Abdiel."
"At the End of the Road: An Overview of South-western Touring Circuits."
GLORIA J. BETCHER
"Minstrels, Morris Dancers, and Players: Tracing the Routes of Travelling Performers in Early Modern Cornwall."
ROSALIND C. HAYS
"Crossing County Boundaries: Sixteenth-Century Performance and Celebration in Yeovil, co. Somerset, and Sherborne, co. Dorset."
DAVID N. KLAUSNER
"Plays and Performing in South Wales."
"An Historian's Response to 'Performance, Politics, and Culture in the South-west of Britain.'"
Information about journal submissions and subscriptions is
available online at
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews 15 (2003)
"Mankind and the Fifteenth-Century Preaching Controversy."
"The Theatrical Rhetoric of Edward III."
ROSLYN L. KNUTSON
"Filling Fare: The Appetite for Current Issues and Traditional Forms in the Repertory of the Chamberlain's Men."
DOUGLAS A. BROOKS
"Dramatic Authorship and Publication in Early Modern England."
PAUL J. VOSS
"Printing Conventions and the Early Modern Play."
JEANNE ADDISON ROBERTS
"The Crone in English Renaissance Drama."
"Prostitution in Late Elizabethan London: The Case of Mary Newborough."
MICHELLE M. DOWD
"Leaning Too Hard Upon the Pen: Suburb Wenches and City Wives in Westward Ho."
"Songs by Aurelian Townshend, in the Hand of Sir Henry Herbert, for an Unrecorded Masque by the Merchant Adventurers."
Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama (RORD)
Paid-up members of MRDS receive Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama as a benefit of membership (so remember to pay your dues!).
Volume 42 was published in August:
"Early Modern Drama and the Repertory Approach."
"The Arduous Path to the True Temple of Love."
"Henslowe's 'ne' and 'the tyeringe-howse doore.'"
"Tamburlaine and Self-Shattering, 1605: Applying the New Reception Theories."
"The Politics of Print and The Tragedie of Antoni."
"Census of Renaissance Drama Productions."
VICTOR I. SCHERB
"'I'de have a shooting': Catherine of Aragon's Receptions of Robin Hood."
MICHELLE M. BUTLER
"Direct Address and Incarnational Theology in the York Cycle: The Word Made Flesh / The Flesh Made Word."
"Census of Medieval Drama Productions."
Since RORD now publishes in summer, rather than earlier in the
year, the deadline for submissions has been moved back to January
15th. We are still taking article submissions for volume 43 (2004)
at this time. Contributions to the two censuses of productions are
also encouraged, whether reviews by members of the audience, or
reports by directors or others involved in the production. Items
for the census of Renaissance drama productions should now be sent
to Jim Shaw at email@example.com or by post at Librarian,
Shakespeare Institute Library, University of Birmingham,
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HP, UNITED KINGDOM. Articles and items
for the medieval census should be sent to the editor at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Greenfield, Department of English CMB
1045, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 98416. Accepted
articles will be requested in electronic form. For information on
back issues and subscriptions, please see the RORD webpage at