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Author Nigri, Lucia

Title Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England
Edition 1
Published Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource (168 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Bibliographical Note; Introduction; 1 Hypocrisy, Dissimulation, and Education for Civic Life in Pre-Revolutionary England; 2 Trading in Gratitude: John Donne's Verse Epistles to His Patronesses; 3 Religious Hypocrisy in Performance: Roman Catholicism and The London Stage; 4 Flattery, Hypocrisy, and Identity in Thomas of Woodstock; 5 "Come buy Lawn Sleeves": Linen and Material Hypocrisy in Milton's Antiprelatical Tracts; 6 "Much like the Picture of the Devill in a Play": Hypocrisy and Demonic Possession
7 Abject Hypocrisy: Gender, Religion, and the Self8 Henry Hills and the Tailor's Wife: Adultery and Hypocrisy in the Archive; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary This collection examines the widespread phenomenon of hypocrisy in literary, theological, political, and social circles in England during the years after the Reformation and up to the Restoration. Bringing together current critical work on early modern subjectivity, performance, print history, and private and public identities and space, the collection provides readers with a way into the complexity of the term, by offering an overview of different forms of hypocrisy, including educational practice, social transaction, dramatic technique, distorted worship, female deceit, print controversy, and the performance of demonic possession. Together these approaches present an interdisciplinary examination of a term whose meanings have always been assumed, yet never fully outlined, despite the proliferation of publications on aspects of hypocrisy such as self-fashioning and disguise. Questions the chapters collectively pose include: how did hypocritical discourse conceal concerns relating to social status, gender roles, religious doctrine, and print culture? How was hypocrisy manifest materially? How did different literary genres engage with hypocrisy?
Subject Ethics in literature.
Hypocrisy in literature.
Literature and morals -- England -- History -- 16th century
Literature and morals -- England -- History -- 17th century
Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature.
Conduct of life in literature.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature
Conduct of life in literature
Ethics in literature
Hypocrisy in literature
Literature and morals
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Tsentourou, Naya
ISBN 9781315265568