The plebeians revise the uprising: what the actors made of Shakespeare's Jack Cade - or, laughing with the English radical tradition

Longstaffe, Stephen (2017) The plebeians revise the uprising: what the actors made of Shakespeare's Jack Cade - or, laughing with the English radical tradition. In: Fitter, Chris, (ed.) Shakespeare and the politics of commoners: digesting the new social history. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 124-145. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

In hungry, paranoid, brutal, repressed 1590s London you would have been able to go to the theatre and see a play interrupting its 'main' action - the contention between Lancaster and York for the English crown during the War of the Roses - with a nasty, brutish, and short interlude. The Jack Cade rising of 1450, on the London stage of the 1590s, begins with two workmen commenting on the rising.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198806899
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts > Media and Journalism
Additional Information: Chapter 6 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 11:14
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3091

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