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The aesthetics of service in Early Modern England

Author: Elizabeth J Rivlin
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the ways in which servant-master relationships reshaped literature. Rivlin shows that service is fundamentally a representational practice, in which the servant who acts for a master merges  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth J Rivlin
ISBN: 9780810127814 0810127814
OCLC Number: 712117518
Description: viii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The aesthetics of service --
Shakespeare's apprenticeship: performing service in the Comedy of errors and The two gentlemen of Verona --
Prose fiction and the mobile servant: Nashe's The unfortunate traveller --
"Play the shoemaker": craft and commerce in Deloney's The gentle craft and Dekker's The shoemaker's holiday --
"Iterate the work": The alchemist and Ben Jonson's Labors of service --
Tragicomic service: The winter's tale and The tempest.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rivlin.
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"Rivlin continually offers new and innovative readings of much-discussed texts Eschewing what she calls catastrophic narratives that focus solely on oppression and disenfranchisement, Rivlin draws a Read more...

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