The massacre of St Bartholomew on the English stage: Chapman, Marlowe, and the Duke of Guise

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe massacre of St Bartholomew on the English stage: Chapman, Marlowe, and the Duke of Guise Author(S)SHONA MCINTOSH (Author)
Abstract  This article considers a passage in George Chapman's The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois in which the hero of the play defends his patron, the Duke of Guise, for his participation in the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Investigating why Chapman would have his protagonist make such a controversial utterance, it argues that he was responding to earlier reports of the same period in news-books, pamphlets, Marlowe's Massacre at Paris and his own earlier tragedy Bussy D'Ambois. ...Paginationp 325-344
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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