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ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy

DOBSON, Michael and Nicola J. Watson

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ISBN 10: 0198183771 / ISBN 13: 9780198183778
Published by Oxford University Press (2002), (New York), 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo. Publisher's black boards in glossy pictorial dust jacket. About fine in very near fine DJ. Trace edgewear. Bright, clean, tight throughout. 348pp. A thoroughly researched scholarly work about Elizabeth's posthumous depictions in English poetry, drama, film, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 18021

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Title: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH: An Afterlife in Fame ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2002), (New York)

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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 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 psyche of her country.

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Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Nicola J. Watson is a Lecturer at the Open University. She has also taught at Oxford, arvard, and Northwestern Universities.

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