• Outlandish Love: Marriage and Immigration in City Comedies

    Author(s):
    Scott Oldenburg (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6154DN7J
    Abstract:
    This article questions the orthodox reading of early English city comedies that such plays exhibit intense national or proto-national fervor, especially articulated in terms of anti-alien sentiment. A close examination of The Dutch Courtesan and Englishmen for My Money shows that English playgoers were keen to see their cosmopolitan city staged. Moreover, these plays suggest that when it came to European immigrants to England, status and wealth were far more important to the English than considerations of birthplace and ethnicity.
    Notes:
    See chapter five of Alien Albion for the revised (and improved) version of this piece.
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    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
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