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The Resource The end of satisfaction : drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare, Heather Hirschfeld

The end of satisfaction : drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare, Heather Hirschfeld

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The end of satisfaction : drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare
Title
The end of satisfaction
Title remainder
drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Heather Hirschfeld
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eng
Summary
"In The End of Satisfaction, Heather Hirschfeld recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term "satisfaction" during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term's significance as an organizing principle of Christian repentance, she examines the ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatized the consequences of its re- or de-valuation in the process of Reformation doctrinal change. The Protestant theology of repentance, Hirschfeld suggests, underwrote a variety of theatrical plots "to set things right" in a world shorn of the prospect of "making enough" (satisfacere). Hirschfeld's semantic history traces today's use of "satisfaction"--As an unexamined measure of inward gratification rather than a finely nuanced standard of relational exchange--to the pressures on legal, economic, and marital discourses wrought by the Protestant rejection of the Catholic sacrament of penance (contrition, confession, satisfaction) and represented imaginatively on the stage. In so doing, it offers fresh readings of the penitential economies of canonical plays including Dr. Faustus, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello; considers the doctrinal and generic importance of lesser-known plays including Enough Is as Good as a Feast and Love's Pilgrimage; and opens new avenues into the study of literature and repentance in early modern England."--Publisher's description
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1968-
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Hirschfeld, Heather Anne
Dewey number
822/.309353
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR658.R44
LC item number
H57 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • Repentance in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • DRAMA
  • Desire in literature
  • English drama
  • Repentance in literature
  • Drama
  • Frühneuenglisch
  • Reue
  • Buße
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The end of satisfaction : drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare, Heather Hirschfeld
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where's satisfaction? -- Adew, to all popish satisfactions?: reforming repentance in early modern England -- Satisfactions of hell: Doctor Faustus and the descensus tradition -- Setting things right: the satisfactions of revenge -- As good as a feast? playing (with) enough on the Elizabethan stage -- Wooing, wedding, and repenting?: the satisfactions of marriage in Othello and Love's Pilgrimage -- Postscript: Where's the stage at the end of satisfaction? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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877868510
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1 online resource
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online
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9780801470639
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.7591/9780801470639
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22573/ctt592z5v
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)877868510
Label
The end of satisfaction : drama and repentance in the age of Shakespeare, Heather Hirschfeld
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where's satisfaction? -- Adew, to all popish satisfactions?: reforming repentance in early modern England -- Satisfactions of hell: Doctor Faustus and the descensus tradition -- Setting things right: the satisfactions of revenge -- As good as a feast? playing (with) enough on the Elizabethan stage -- Wooing, wedding, and repenting?: the satisfactions of marriage in Othello and Love's Pilgrimage -- Postscript: Where's the stage at the end of satisfaction? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
877868510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801470639
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592z5v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868510

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