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England's Elizabeth : an afterlife in fame and fantasy

Author: Michael Dobson; Nicola J Watson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No monarch is more glamorous or more controversial than Elizabeth I. The stories by which successive generations have sought to extol, explain, or excoriate Elizabeth supply a rich index to the cultural history of English nationalism - whether they represent her as Anne Boleyn's suffering orphan or as the implacable nemesis of Mary, Queen of Scots, as learned stateswoman or as frustrated lover, persecuted princess  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dobson, Michael, 1960-
England's Elizabeth.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002029566
(OCoLC)50339372
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dobson; Nicola J Watson
ISBN: 1423757475 9781423757474 1280444916 9781280444913
OCLC Number: 64663678
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction: The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen --
Chronology --
Gloriana Revives --
The Private Lives of the Virgin Queen --
Good Queen Bess and Merrie England --
The Faery Queen and Victorian Values --
An Empress and her Adventurers --
Elizabeth Modernized --
Afterword: Virginia in the New World.
Responsibility: Michael Dobson, Nicola J. Watson.

Abstract:

No monarch is more glamorous or more controversial than Elizabeth I. The stories by which successive generations have sought to extol, explain, or excoriate Elizabeth supply a rich index to the cultural history of English nationalism - whether they represent her as Anne Boleyn's suffering orphan or as the implacable nemesis of Mary, Queen of Scots, as learned stateswoman or as frustrated lover, persecuted princess or triumphant warrior queen. This book examines the many afterlives the Virgin Queen has lived in drama, poetry, fiction, painting, propaganda, and the cinema over the four centuries since her death, from the aspiringly epic to the frankly kitsch. Exploring the Elizabeths of Shakespeare and Spenser, of Sophia Lee and Sir Walter Scott, of Bette Davis and of Glenda Jackson, of "Shakespeare in Love" and "Blackadder II", this is a lively, lavishly-illustrated investigation of England's perennial fascination with a queen who is still engaged in a posthumous progress through the collective pysche of her country.
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