Two Protestant Revengers
Two Protestant Revengers
91 Charles Street West, Victoria College Senior Common Room (rear entrance)
Time: Oct 28th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 28th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), 1500-1800
Lecture by Elizabeth Pentland, English, York University
The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies are pleased to present:
Elizabeth Pentland, York University
Two Protestant Revengers (A Talk on Marlowe's Massacre at Paris and Shakespeare's Hamlet)
This talk will draw connections between two revenge tragedies performed nearly a decade apart, but both published for the first time in 1603: Christopher Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Both playwrights engage Calvinist philosophies associated with the French Wars of Religion as they explore the implications for the English theatre of an emergent Protestant ethics of life and death, resistance and revenge.
Elizabeth Pentland specializes in Renaissance literature including Shakespeare. She is currently working on a book about England’s literary and political relations with France during the period of the French civil wars. Her recent publications include “Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” in Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), “Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” for the Early Modern Studies Journal Vol. 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (2014), “Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), and “Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014). She is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and she has written for Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, and Cahiers Elisabethains.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, (416) 585-4468.
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