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Steve Sohmer

-text and William scenes? I suggest that the former illustrates episodes in Marlowe’s and Nashe’s careers while the latter is autobiographical. Scene 3.3 shows us a spying Jaques-Marlowe overhearing Touchstone-Nashe’s ‘great reckoning’ lines, and Clown-Nashe brought face to face with a Mar-text. Below I will suggest that 5.1 functions to introduce a

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
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Theory and Spenserian practice
Rachel E. Hile

included in the volume, especially to the Spencer sisters, constitute a self-conscious bid for patronage and support at the crucial moment in Spenser’s career when he was waiting for approval of the pension he was ultimately to receive as reward for his labors on The Faerie Queene (Hile, “Auto/biographical fantasies”). Whether or not Spenser participated in the publication process for this volume, his writing of poems such as The Ruines of Time and Prosopopoia; or, Mother Hubberds Tale indicates that he felt a great deal of self-confidence (and perhaps also a great deal

in Spenserian satire
Rachel E. Hile

analyzes some of the groups that wrote plays collaboratively during this period, including evidence of Middleton’s work with Dekker’s group (Carson, “Collaborative Playwriting”). Gary Taylor notes that “by  4 For more on the development of the patronage relationships among Spenser and members of the Spencer family, see Hile, “Auto/biographical fantasies.”  5 See Grundy, Spenserian Poets; O’Callaghan, Shepheards Nation. Whereas Grundy focuses on the poetic connections that tied this group to one another and to the memory of Spenser, O’Callaghan interests herself in the

in Spenserian satire