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Madness in Parts 1 and 2 of 'The honest whore': a case for close reading
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1996-11)
The first section of this essay will advance reasons why it is impossible to understand madness in Dekker's 1 and 2 The Honest Whore (c. 1604) without a close textual reading of the kind which some critics call 'old-fashioned' ...
Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'
(The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997)
In Act I, scene ii of Thomas Dekker's The Honest Whore (1604), there occurs a dialogue between Viola, the wife of the linen-draper Candido, and her brother Fustigo. Fustigo comments that Candido must be either a mandrake ...