Short plays called .....staged dialogues on religious, moral, and political themes-were performed by playing companies before the construction of public theaters.
Which of the following refers to the small area of Ireland, extending north from Dublin, over which the English government could claim effective control?
Which of the following statements accurately reflects the status of England, its people, and its language in the early sixteenth century?
English travelers were not obliged to learn French, Italian, or Spanish during their explorations of the Continent.
English was fast supplanting Latin as the second language of most European intellectuals.
English travelers often returned from the Continent with foreign fashions, much to the delight of moralists.
Intending his Utopia for an international intellectual community, Thomas More wrote in Latin, since English had no prestige outside of England.
Who succeeded Elizabeth I on the throne of England?
Which of the following might be addressed/represented by pastoral poetry?
shepherd and shepherdesses who fall in love and engage in singing contests
heroic stories in epic form
a celebration of the humility, contentment, and simplicity of living in the country
A and C only
Which of the following sixteenth-century poets was not a courtier?
To what does the phrase \ the stigma of print\ refer?
lead poisoning contracted from handling printer's ink
the brutal punishment for printing without a license
the pre-Reformation ban on printing the Bible in English
the perception among court poets that printed verses were less exclusive
Who owned the rights to a theatrical script?
the patron of the acting company, eg, the Lord Chamberlain
the bishop of London
the acting company
From which of the following Italian texts might Tudor courtiers have learned the art of intrigue and the keys to gaining and keeping power?
Castiglione's \ The Courtier\
Dante's \ Divine Comedy\
Boccaccio's \ Decameron\
Machiavelli's The Prince
Which designates the theory that the reigning monarch possesses absolute authority as God's deputy?
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