ENG220Y1 Lecture Notes - Chorography, Samuel Daniel, Henry Iv, Part 1

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22 Nov 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Ay, but to die, and go we know not where...
-> Measure for Measure, Claudio to Isabella speaking about death
-> as he speaks, he rethinks his decision, doesn’t want to die, ambivalence
-> sister vs brother on different views on sacrifice, sexuality vs soul
-> law and punishment
Henry IV Part 1
first quarto: 1598 Q1
second quarto: 1598 Q2 <- cleaner
subsequent quarto editions based on Q2, (Q1 lost)
fragment of Q1 remains; Q2 unusual care perhaps by professional scribe, contains
emendations that Master of the Revels demanded:
names changed from Oldcastle, Harvey, Russell -> Falstaff, Peo, Bardolph
vestiges: “my old lad of the castle” 1.2.37-38 (remind of censorship)
chorography: writing the place; connection to geography and topography
art of describing on a map particular regions/districts as distinguished from
geography (general earth) and less distinctly from topography (particular towns)
John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine 1611 (map charting territories)
belief of period that where you lived determined physiology and other physical
appearances
England vs Ireland, racism... othering
map:” symbolic representation of place
land and people
definitions of place: topography, language, custom, history
borders: defining identity (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England)
class/language
Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland
Samuel Daniel, The Civil War Btwn the Two Houses
Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World
carnivalesque: when society celebrates disorder
grotesque: carnivalesque into body
classical (order, bounded by law and own margins) and grotesque (given over to
pleasure and appetite, dissolution of boundaries like Falstaff) bodies
two strands of plot (political rebellion) two spaces
1.2 Falstaff and Henry
Falstaff: fat
thou art so fat-witted with drinking of old sack.... why what a pox have I do with my
hostess of the tavern
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