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When the Gown Entertains the Crown: Performing Intellectuals in Elizabethan England
Linda Shenk format: hdtv
length: 0:31:43
Date Added: 11/12/2006

Abstract

This paper discusses the circumstances of Queen Elizabeth's sixteenth-century requests to her universities to have scholars come to court to perform 'lighthearted comedies' to entertain the court.

About the Author

Linda Shenk is an assistant professor of Literature at Iowa State University. She studies Elizabethan court poetry, particularly Shakespeare in performance, and Queen Elizabeth I as a learned prince.

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