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Tables of Contents for This Stage-Play World
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
1. Change and Continuity
1
18
Innovations
4
2
Authorities
6
5
Writers and the Age
11
3
Popular Literature
14
5
2. Order and Society
19
28
Threats to Stability
21
5
Changes in Landholding
26
4
Plague and Famine
30
6
Keeping Order
36
3
Cony-catching Pamphlets and City Comedy
39
8
3. Women and the Family
47
32
Women and Marriage
48
8
The Household
56
4
`Did Women have a Renaissance?'
60
7
Threatening Sexuality
67
6
Representing Themselves
73
6
4. Other Peoples, Other Lands
79
29
Attitudes to the New World
80
3
English Exploration
83
8
Representing the Other
91
4
Africans, Jews, and `Strangers'
95
7
Colonizing Ireland
102
6
5. The Natural World
108
28
Transience
109
6
Pastoral
115
4
Music and Measure
119
5
Correspondences
124
3
Discoveries
127
9
6. Religion
136
39
The English Reformation
137
9
The Bible, Foxe and Providence
146
8
The Anglican Compromise
154
5
Separatists and Catholics
159
7
Poets and Preachers
166
9
7. Education
175
28
Recovering the Classics
178
9
Education and Society
187
4
Schools and Universities
191
8
Alienated Intellectuals
199
4
8. The Court and its Arts
203
47
The Courtier's Skills
206
13
Images of Elizabeth
219
7
Disillusion
226
7
The Court of King James
233
6
The Court Performed
239
11
9. The Theatre
250
42
The Commerical Theatre
254
8
Opposition
262
6
Theatrical Illusion
268
11
Comedy
279
5
Tragedy
284
8
Conclusion: The Music of Division
292
9
Chronology
301
9
References
310
12
Further Reading
322
18
Index
340