November Updates

Good evening one and all, It has been quite some time since I have updated this blog. You can be certain that I am preparing new posts on topics in medieval and early modern literature for future discussion. In the meantime - there is some news to share. I have decided to open The Merry Devil's... Continue Reading →

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Fulgens and Lucres (1497)

  Henry Medwall's Fulgens and Lucres is a play that is located between the late Christian moralities of the early Tudor period and the later traditions of "academic drama" of the early modern period. Where the earlier drama primarily concerns itself with Christian moral education and the mythography of early Christian narrative - Fulgens and Lucres uses a classical... Continue Reading →

The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1613 Quarto)

(Title Page Courtesy of the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama) Mr. C. Presents : The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1613) Fletcher and Beaumont's Knight of The Burning Pestle is a play famous for its ridicule of the parameters of the play-world (nonexistent if you ask me -I agree with Erika T. Lin's formulation that there... Continue Reading →

The Changeling (1653 Quarto)

Mr. C. Reads Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling [Title page of the 1653 quarto of The Changeling] Good evening. As promised - I'm going to write my thoughts on Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling. A few different things led me to this play - the hearsay that a friend is going to put... Continue Reading →

The Merry Devil’s Reveries

An introduction "Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris" (2.1.38-41) Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe (Woodcut image from the title page of Doctor Faustus courtesy of Luminarium) Gute Abend meinen fellow Dämonen, My name is Conrad Leibel and I am an independent researcher newly graduated from the University of Victoria's MA in English Literature program. Since I have nothing better to do, I have... Continue Reading →

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