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Comedy, youth, manhood in early modern England

Author: Ira Clark
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2003.
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"Comedy, Youth, Manhood in Early Modern England examines from a social and historical perspective Renaissance comic stage presentations of the conflicting imperatives young men faced in trying to win manhood. Its chapters focus on the importance of marriage as entry to manhood, on satires of academies of conduct with eulogies of plays as models of conduct, on the plight of younger brothers forced to seek support  Read more...
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Clark, Ira.
Comedy, youth, manhood in early modern England.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2003
(OCoLC)606955825
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Clark
ISBN: 0874138280 9780874138283
OCLC Number: 50773420
Description: 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Making a Match and Manhood --
"The process of [marital] ceremony converted men into householders and women into housekeepers. It made lads into masters and maids into dames." --
"I have thrust myself into this maze/ Happily to wive and thrive as best I may." --
The Place of Academies of Conduct --
"A little academe, / Still and contemplative in living art" --
"Acomedy" for "courtly qualities that are to be had for money" --
"The Authentick witt that made Blackfriers an Academy" --
The Plight of Younger Brothers --
"[The] state [of younger brothers] is of all stations for gentlemen most miserable." His Father "taskes him to bee a Gentleman, and leaues him nothing to maintaine it." --
"Tis here, tis almost forg'd, which if it take, The world shall praise my wit, admire my fate." --
The Thrill of the Widow Hunt --
"It is money that I want, why should I not marry the money?" --
"We shall ha' thee, after thou hast beene but a moneth marryed to one of 'hem, looke like the quartane ague ... She'll ha' conuey'd her state, safe enough from thee, an' she be a right widdow" --
"I thanke thee for my wife." --
The Dilemma of Dueling --
The Book of Honour and Armes Dvell-Ease A Worde with Valiant Spiritts Shewing the abuse of Duells Paradoxes of Defence --
A Fair Quarrel? --
Staging the Making of a Man --
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Responsibility: Ira Clark.
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This book examines from a social and historical perspective comic Renaissance stage representations of the conflicting imperatives young men faced in order to win manhood.  Read more...

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