Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Author: Dorothy Auchter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311147
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The Tudor and Stuart eras have been described as England's golden age, in large part because of the flowering of its literary and dramatic culture. Ironically, repressive government controls over freedom of expression existed side-by-side with some of the greatest literary accomplishments of the age. The 92 entries in this reference book highlight the major issues which could provoke the wrath of the censor, the ways in which works were modified in response to censorship, and the fate of the authors who faced the censor's wrath. Although there is a wealth of information on censorship in the twentieth century, this is one of the few reference works to address censorship during the Renaissance.

Literary Research and the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period

Author: Jennifer Bowers
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810874282
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This guide provides the best practices and reference resources, both print and electronic, that can be used in conducting research on literature of the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period. This volume seeks to address specific research characteristics integral to studying the period, including a more inclusive canon and the predominance of Shakespeare.

Unity in Diversity

Author: Randall J. Pederson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278516
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In Unity in Diversity, Randall J. Pederson critiques current trends in the study of Puritanism, and proposes a different path for defining Puritanism, centered on unitas and diversitas, by looking at John Downame, Francis Rous, and Tobias Crisp.

Celebrity and the Law

Author: Patricia Loughlan
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Celebrity and the Law provides an historical and conceptual context for understanding the phenomenon of the celebrity in contemporary society and analyses three areas of law in which celebrity status has a significant impact: the law of passing off, which controls commercial use of the celebrity identity the law of defamation, which protects the celebrityâe(tm)s reputation in the community, and the law of privacy and confidence, which regulates intrusions into and disclosures of information about a celebrityâe(tm)s private life Since celebrity interactions with legal systems are global phenomena, comparisons are made throughout the book between Australian celebrity law and that of other jurisdictions, such as the United States and the United Kingdom in its new European context. The book seeks to explain and analyse how the law has responded and ought further to respond to the phenomenon of celebrity and to the ever-expanding demands of celebrities for extensive legal protection and stringent controls over the unauthorized use of their identities. The analysis in the book acknowledges the sensational and enchanting nature of celebrity and recognises that the celebrity persona is often a valuable cultural and expressive resource which is and ought to be, within reasonable limits, available for public use and public comment. The book never loses sight of the strong public interest in free competition and free speech, and the need to balance celebrity demands with a public sphere of robust and open dialogue, ideas, creativity and debate.