Farnham : Ashgate, .
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Views on sex.
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Knowledge Italy.
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism Theory, etc
Courtesans in literature
Comparative literature English and Italian
Introduction: Classical and early modern counterparts -- English prototypes and the "foul disease" -- Travellers and the sex trade in early modern London -- In between Renaissance sheets: making contact -- Courtesan culture in Kyd, Marlowe and Heywood -- Shakespeares, the Clerkenwell madam and Rose Flower -- Vanishing tricks: Dekker, Marston, Shakespeare and Middleton.