Contents: Introduction; Sex and gender; Social station; Foreigners; Religion; 'An vnder black dublett signifying a Spanish hart': costumes and politics in Middleton's A Game at Chess; Works cited; Index.
Robert I. Lublin is Chair of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.
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