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By Kristen Deiter

The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English tradition along its representations in twenty-four English background performs, 1579-c.1634, by way of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. whereas Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I formed the Tower as a showplace of royal authority, beauty, and entertainment, many playwrights of the time revealed the Tower's instability as a royal image and represented it, as a substitute, as a symbol of competition to the crown and as a physically and non secular icon of non-royal English identity.

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