"Touching tochets": 'Perkin Warbeck' and the Buggery Statute (Plumbing hidden depths of transgressive sexual subversion and deviation in 17th-century English theatre)

HOPKINS, Lisa (1999). "Touching tochets": 'Perkin Warbeck' and the Buggery Statute (Plumbing hidden depths of transgressive sexual subversion and deviation in 17th-century English theatre). Renaissance Quarterly, 52 (2), 384-401.

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    Abstract

    At first sight, The Chronicle History of Perkin Warbeck seems to be the only one of Ford's plays that is not pointedly and openly concerned with sexual deviation; in contrast to his other plays, it presents a cast of characters who are models of sexual rectitude. Sometimes, however, dogs that do not bark can be as significant as ones that do. This paper argues that Perkin Warbeck actually encodes a trangressive sexuality so subversive that its traces are hidden deep within the fabric of the play, visible only to a reading that historicizes Ford's work within very specific contexts and connects the play with the Buggery Statute.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: English literature; 1600-1699; Ford, John; Perkin Warbeck; drama; sexuality; characters; Literary Studies; 1901 Art Theory and Criticism; 2005 Literary Studies; 2103 Historical Studies
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2307/2902058
    Page Range: 384-401
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 15:29
    Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 14:37
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29523

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