Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2006.
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism
English drama 17th century History and criticism
Professions in literature
Literature History and criticism Theory, etc
Professions England History 16th century
Professions England History 17th century
Lawyers in literature
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-358 ) and index. Formatted contents note: "To sound the depths of what thou wilt profess" : the professions in early modern England -- "I mean to learn" : status and service in the history plays -- "This! why it outfrowns ink!" : social conflict and the legal profession -- "The art of revels hath a settled place in the city" : the revels, civic drama, and the theater professions -- "Honesty and vulgar praise" : the poet's war and the literary field -- Conclusions : professions, literary history, and the function of criticism.