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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.
Roussell, Maggie E., "Rebels with a Cause: How Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare Subversively Challenge the Monarchy's Source of Power and Other Societal Norms of Early Modern England" (2017). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2356.