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The role of Diaphanta in 'The Changeling'
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1991-11)
The chief function of Diaphanta in the play is to act as an example of a woman who becomes aware of the attractions of lust (in contrast to Beatrice), but is overwhelmed by it (in contrast to Isabella). There is thus a ...
Review of "The Complete Poems" by Richard Barnfield, "Overthrow of gout [...]" edited by Simon McKeown, and "The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid [...]" edited by Simon Cauchi
(Oxford University Press, 1993)
All three editors and their publishers are to be commended for making available (with extensive introductions and notes) works languishing in neglect. However, Barnfield's poetry is entitled to ride of place - not only ...
Review of "Hamlet and Japan" by Yoshiko Ueno, and "Otherwordly Hamlet" by John O'Meara
(Oxford University Press, 1997)
Much of 'Hamlet and Japan' is, in fact, devoted to exactly such criticism as one might find in Western compilations offering recent approaches to a Shakespeare play.
Madness in Parts 1 and 2 of 'The honest whore': a case for close reading
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1996-11)
The first section of this essay will advance reasons why it is impossible to understand madness in Dekker's 1 and 2 The Honest Whore (c. 1604) without a close textual reading of the kind which some critics call 'old-fashioned' ...
The Text of Alinda’s Song ‘I am not proud’ in John Fletcher’s “The Pilgrim”, IV.ii.
(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1992)
Whatever John Fletcher's failings as a dramatist, there is general agreement that he was a master of song-writing. It is perplexing, therefore, to see Cyrus Hoy, in his authoritative edition of the play, produce a version ...
‘A jail, a jail’ in Dekker’s "2 Honest Whore”,
(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1996)
The text of Thomas Dekker's '2 Honest Whore' contains a number of errors which one would expect in a quarto of this kind - in essence publishing errors. This brief paper discusses one such error, crediting Alexander Dyce ...
Bibliography, Criticism, and the Problem of “Doctor Faustus”
(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1991)
The question confronting the editor of 'Doctor Faustus' has revolved around whether to trust the short A text of the play which appeared in 1604, or the much longer version, B, of 1616.
Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece"
(Heldref Publications, 1997)
There is at present a tendency in some criticism to argue that Lucrece is one of many women in sixteenth- and seventeenth century literature who, as Deborah G. Burks puts it in a recent essay, "have internalized th[e] sense ...
William Shakespeare: Othello
(Flinders University English Discipline and South Australian English Teachers Association, 1991)
Othello is not often thought of as a play primarily concerned with madness, yet that is what it is.
Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella", 31
(Heldref Publications, 1991)
Astrophil and Stella's sonnet 31 is conceivably (and justifiably) the most famous of Sidney's poems. But its sestet - in particular the relationship between the last line and lines nine through thirteen —has continued to ...