English Renaissance Drama and the Specter of Spain

Eric J. Griffin discovers the rhetorical strategies through which the Hispanophobic perspectives now known as the Black Legend of Spanish Cruelty were written into English cultural memory.

English Renaissance Drama and the Specter of Spain
Ethnopoetics and Empire

Eric J. Griffin

2009 | 304 pages | Cloth $59.95
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction: The Specter of Spain
1. From Ethos to Ethnos
2. A Long and Lively Antithesis
3. Thomas Kyd's Tragedy of "the Spains"
4. Marlowe Among the Machevills
5. Shakespeare's Comical History
6. Othello's Spanish Spirits: Or, Un-sainting James
Afterword: A Natural Enemy

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements