English literature 17th and 18th C Week 1 and 2 (2017)

Apunte Inglés
Universidad Universidad de Valencia (UV)
Grado Estudios Ingleses - 4º curso
Asignatura Literatura inglesa del siglo XVII y XVIII
Año del apunte 2017
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Fecha de subida 10/02/2017
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English literature 17th and 18th C: Weeks 1 and 2 p. 29 Boone: bendición Mirth: alegría A todos mis buenos compañeros, practicantes de la profesión a cualquier nivel (zapateros) Queridos caballeros amables y honestos y bendecidos compañeros, os presento aquí una comedia felizmente concebida, llamada The Shokemaker’s Holyday (las vacaciones del zapatero) protagonizada por Lorde Admiralls Players (compañía) esta Navidad ante su majestad, para la alegría y bienestar de su majestad aceptada con gracia, no siendo ofensiva de ninguna manera. El argumento de la obra explicaré en esta Epístola: Sir Hugh Lacie (patrón de los zapateros), Conde de Lincolne, tuvo un joven caballero de su propio nombre, su cercano caballero que amaba a la hija del señor alcalde de Londres: para prevenir y hacer difícil con amor, el conde causó a sus caballeros ser mandados como coroneles de una compañía en Francia: quien resignó su posición a otro caballero su amigo, y vino disfrazado como un zapatero holandés a una casa de Symon Eyre en Towerstreete, quien hizo de alcalde y su casa con zapatos: las alegrías que disfrutaron en la casa de Eyre, su llegada como alcalde de Londres, Lacie recibiendo su amor, y otros incidentes, con dos felices canciones cantadas por tres hombres. Toma todo de valor con buena intención, ya que, no hay más propósito que la alegría; la alegría alarga la vida, la cual, con todas las demás bendiciones, os deseo sinceramente: ¡adiós! He’s being polite at the beginning to get a good reception. Merry (conceited)  ignore, redundant. Company name  Lord Admiral’s Players (Patronage, sponsor). Lord Chamberlain’s Men  King’s Men. Matter: el tema de la obra. Offensive (the author worries because he could be censored).
1572: players not belonging to a company were considered to be vagabonds, they went to jail and were tortured, considered to be dangerous.
1576: 1st theatre in London 1599: 1st performance of the Shoemaker’s Holiday 1600: New Years Day at Court to the Queen Elizabeth I (17 Nov 1558 – 1603) 1657: Last reprinted version: reprinted a lot, very popular, repeatedly staged until 1642 (theatres closed and the Civil War).
Translation!!  Information  Context (political, economical, life of the author)  Addressees (readers)  Authorities  He says the Queen enjoys it to persuade about the fact that it is not dangerous  Plot introduction  happy ending (merrie conceited comedy), we can tell from the plot, several plot lines.
 Setting: London (Ideolised  the middle-low classes would like this) SHOEMAKER (Simon Eyre)  Lord Major or London (social advancement +economic).
HAPPY MARRIAGE (Obstacles, first the uncle will be against it. Rose’s father somewhat against it too, they might not treat her well for her lack of meny and they wanted it).
Couple: Earl Lincoln’s Kinsman (nephew) LACY & Lord Major’s middle-class daughter ROSE Main obstacle: CLASS.
High treason: capital punishment  Recruitment – dead or injured  casualty lists Lacy stays for Rose  he gets his love  married (a King pardons him and knights him, thus he’s rewarded).
He stays in London using a disguise (common device) as a Dutch shoemaker (stage Dutch – guttural sounds, and he had Dutch lineage and spoke it).
Opposition: Catholic vs Protestant (Dutch)  they would identify with him. P.32 L.6-7.
Uncle vs father Wittenberg. Luther Martin attacked the Pope of Rome.
Bible: Protestants in Latin, Catholics through a priest.
Salvation: Catholics through good deeds (free will) vs Protestants (you can’t choose – predestination).
Intermediates: Catholics had them, Protestants didn’t (direct).
      Couple overcomes obstacles Shoemaker  Lord Major Merry songs Ralph (young shoemaker married, recruited) – Jane (suffers) Hammon: fake casualty list: Ralph.
Banquet: King pardons LACY.
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