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Writing and Reading Royal EntertainmentsFrom George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson$
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Gabriel Heaton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199213115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.001.0001

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The Jacobean Masque: Jonson, Authorship, and Royal Address

The Jacobean Masque: Jonson, Authorship, and Royal Address

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(p.207) 6 The Jacobean Masque: Jonson, Authorship, and Royal Address
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Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments
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Gabriel Heaton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0008

This chapter takes as its subject the development of Jacobean masques, Jonson's construction of himself as an author, and his relationship with royalty. There are two important royal presentation manuscripts by Jonson, of the Masque of Blacknesse and the Masque of Queenes, and they are considered alongside other relavant texts including printed prefaces and scenes from his early plays Cynthia's Revels and Poetaster. During the first half of James's reign there developed conventions for masque pamphlets, by Jonson, Samuel Daniel, and others, with Jonson in particular emphasising their literary nature, but this was followed by a significant shift in the way masque texts appeared in the second half of the reign, with pamphlets printed for limited circulation (known as pre‐performance quartos) and some masques circulating in manuscript.

Keywords:   Samuel Daniel, Masque of Blacknesse, Masque of Queenes, pre‐performance quartos, Jacobean masques, Poetaster, Cynthia's revels

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