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A coming of age: drama at St John’s college, Oxford in the early modern period

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In charting the remarkable rise of St John's College, Oxford, from struggling, new-born foundation in 1555 to spectacular host of King Charles and Queen Henrietta in 1636, I demonstrate how the theatrical tradition developed by the community of St John’s men negotiated and articulated their college's political and economic transformation. My research has uncovered the centrality of drama to college life and the fundamental significance of collegiate identity and tradition to the university...

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The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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