'Another Country, Another World': English drama, 1371-1558 and the development of the English Reformation

Stafford, Kavan P. (2017) 'Another Country, Another World': English drama, 1371-1558 and the development of the English Reformation. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First I will show the sources of some of the dramatic changes throughout the late fifteenth and the early sixteenth century and track them through this period of religious and civic turmoil as England goes from Catholic to Protestant and back again in the space of a generation. Second, I shall demonstrate the value of directly comparing medieval texts with Tudor interludes and even later plays, placing each of them in a broader dramatic tradition relative to one another. In short, by examining texts from roughly the period of the English Reformation from its Lollard beginnings to full-fledged Protestantism under Elizabeth, I will make some suggestions as to how and why both changes and continuities in drama throughout these two centuries came about.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Medieval Drama, early drama, reformation, theology, english literature, medieval literature, King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, John Bale, John Skelton, Cycle plays, York, kingship.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: King, Professor Pamela M.
Date of Award: 2017
Depositing User: Mr Kavan P Stafford
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8031
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 09:44
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8031

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