DoppelgŠnger Dilemmas

Examining literary and dramatic puns, double entendres, and other doublings, Marjorie Rubright uncovers the ways early modern England's real and imagined proximities with the Dutch played a crucial role in the making of English ethnicity.

Doppelgänger Dilemmas
Anglo-Dutch Relations in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Marjorie Rubright

2014 | 352 pages | Cloth $75.00
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Double Dutch
Chapter 1. Going Dutch in London City Comedy
Chapter 2. "By Common Language Resembled": Anglo-Dutch Kinship in the Language Debates
Chapter 3. Double Dutch Tongues: Language Lessons of the Stage
Chapter 4. Dutch Impressions: The Narcissism of Minor Difference in Print
Chapter 5. London as Palimpsest: The Anglo-Dutch Royal Exchange
Chapter 6. Doppelgänger Dilemmas: The Crisis of Anglo-Dutch Interchangeability in the East Indies and the Imperfect Redress of Performance
Coda: A View from Antwerp