Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

English

Department

English

Major Professor

Catherine Loomis

Second Advisor

Daniel Doll

Third Advisor

Robert Shenk

Abstract

This thesis examines the ways that Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare use their history plays to subvert the ideals of early modern England. Writing plays about historical events gave the playwrights freedom to depict certain things on stage that would have otherwise been unacceptable, and because they had history as their source, they could show events that were parallel to the current happenings in England and make commentary on those events.

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