(about 1575 to about 1619), son of a counsellor of Queen Elizabeth, a lawyer; and Thomas Dekker
(about 1570 to about 1640), a ne'er-do-weel dramatist and hack-writer of irrepressible and delightful good spirits.
A team of playwrights might have completed a script by writing one act each, as was the case for a play Henslowe commissioned in 1602 from Anthony Munday, Michael Drayton, John Webster, Thomas Dekker
, and Middleton.
Equity actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading of Thomas Dekker
's and Thomas Middleton's city comedy, a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith aka Moll Cutpurse, a notorious criminal who dressed as a man and preferred her freedom to marriage.
Additionally, we are delighted to publish here a new Issues in Review section, organized by contributing editor David Dean, that explores the history of early modern witchcraft in connection with Thomas Dekker
, William Rowley, and John Ford's The Witch of Edmonton.
Four Birds of Noah's Ark by Thomas Dekker
Lilly Berberyan is interested in notions of consent in Thomas Dekker
and John Webster's Northward Ho (1607) and particularly in the ways Mistress Mayberry "imagines the possibility of female agency through the consensual fulfillment of wifely duties." As the title of Jeffrey R.
Readings of Thomas Dekker
's The Shoemaker's Holiday and William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar are deftly employed to support Turner's observation that the theater is uniquely capable of demonstrating the political power of incorporation by way of its ability to bring corporate bodies to life onstage as a unified corporate body--a theater company.
The Descent by Thomas Dekker
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Anthony Rapp, Jonathan Bennett, Alyson Hannigan and Thomas Dekker
Then on June 5 comes Thomas Dekker
's Golden Slumbers followed by Paul McCartney's version of it on June 6 and other lullabies (Wallis Willis, Franz Wright, Trad and Tennyson) for the rest of the week.
He draws on a variety of Jonson's works, as well as Thomas Dekker
's pamphlets to explore early modern attitudes towards social reform, the metropolitan space and, for Jonson, on the uses of satire.
Following an introduction that situates the overarching question of identity in its early modern context and sets the parameters for what a mermaid is and how she figures culturally and on the Elizabethan stage, four chapters and an afterword each present a case study of the mermaid figure as it appears in five early modern works: Thomas Dekker
and Thomas Middleton's The Roaring Girl (1611), Margaret Cavendish's The Convent of Pleasure (1668), Book Two of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590), William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1606), and Shakespeare's Hamlet (1603).