Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 317. Sunday, 15 November 1992.
Date: Sunday, November 15, 1992
Subject: Newberry Library Seminar Announcement
[I found this announcement on PERFORM. --hmc]
THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY
Center for Renaissance Studies
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-3380
"Patronage and Patriarchy, Matronage and Matriarchy"
This seminar will focus on selected dramatic texts from the late
fifteenth century through the early Jacobean period, largely in
terms of new historicist and feminist concerns: patronage of the
drama under Henry VII and VIII; uses of drama in the reigns of
Edward VI and Mary I for polemical purposes close to the court;
the role of Queen Elizabeth in relation to drama that offered
both flattery and criticism; the importance of new Protestant
ideas about companionate marriage and how such ideas are
reflected in Elizabethan drama; and male projections of women as
material for drama.
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the
Humanities at the University of Chicago. His publications include
_From Mankind to Marlowe: Growth of Structure in the Popular
Drama of Tudor England_ (1962) and _Action is Eloquence:
Shakespeare's Language of Gesture_ (1984). He is also a prolific
editor of numerous editions of Renaissance texts, including the
Bantam Shakespeare (1988).
Winter, 1993: Wednesdays, January 6 - March 10
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
To register for this seminar, please contact the Center for
Renaissance Studies. Funds are available to subsidize travel
expenses for members of the Center for Renaissance Studies