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The Thatched Visor in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Viola's Beard in "Twelfth Night" [pre-print version]
In this article, Daalder demonstrates that Shakespeare was capable of using the word "beard" as a euphemism for pubic hair, both male and female, and this fact is relevant to our interpretation of Don Pedro's "thatched" ...
Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece"
(Heldref Publications, 1997)
There is at present a tendency in some criticism to argue that Lucrece is one of many women in sixteenth- and seventeenth century literature who, as Deborah G. Burks puts it in a recent essay, "have internalized th[e] sense ...
Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella", 31
(Heldref Publications, 1991)
Astrophil and Stella's sonnet 31 is conceivably (and justifiably) the most famous of Sidney's poems. But its sestet - in particular the relationship between the last line and lines nine through thirteen —has continued to ...
Kyd's "The Spanish Tragedy", 3.6.89-94
(Heldref Publications, 1990)
Lines III.vi.89-94 are here quoted from the sole surviving copy of "The Spanish Tragedy" (1592), now in the British Library (shelf-mark C.34.d.7). They have proved puzzling to modern editors, and a possible "emendation" ...
Wyatt Manuscripts and “The Court of Venus”
(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1984)
This article aims to demonstrate the differences and similarities between manuscripts containing poems by Wyatt and 'The Court of Venus'. The manuscripts examined include the Egerton Manuscript, the Devonshire Manuscript, ...
Herbert's 'Poetic Theory'
(George Herbert Journal, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, 1986)
Although scholarship has accumulated much valuable material, I believe that the main advance in our approach to Herbert in recent decades has been in the area of criticism. And this is where most progress was needed, in ...
Hamlet, Art and Practicality
(Oxford University Press, 1990)
Throughout Hamlet, the hero shows a persistent fascination with art. Daalder discusses how Hamlet's penchant for the dramatic explains much of his enigmatic and 'mad' behaviour in the play.
Review of 'Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare' by Douglas Bruster
(Oxford University Press, 1995)
Review of Douglas Bruster's book, 'Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare' (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
The Pre-history of Beatrice and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing"
In "Much Ado About Nothing", Shakespeare implies in a fascinating way that before the main action of the play there was what Daalder calls a 'pre-history', namely a story of an earlier involvement between Benedick and ...
Review of "Puritans and Libertines: Anglo-French Literary Relations in the Reformation" by Richmond
(Oxford University Press, 1984)
Review of H.M. Richmond's book "Puritans and Libertines: Anglo-French Literary Relations in the Reformation" (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1981). This book, according to Daalder, is a ...