The Governors and the Governed in Middleton’s Renaissance Plays: Michelmas Term, A Game at Chess, and Others

In the early sixteen hundreds, England shifted from the Elizabethan Era to the Jacobean Era. This important power transfer largely influenced European politics and society, consequently affecting Renaissance art and literature. Widely popular Renaissance playwright, Thomas Middleton, reflects this transfer of power in his works and comments on class structures as well as courtly corruption … Read moreThe Governors and the Governed in Middleton’s Renaissance Plays: Michelmas Term, A Game at Chess, and Others