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Coda

The Ban on Satire and the Representation of Masculinity
WithPer Sivefors

The Coda discusses the transformation of satire in the decade after the Bishops’ Ban in 1599, including the subsequent anti-satirical satires by John Weever and others, as well as some of the satirical comedies by Jonson and Marston. This concluding discussion briefly traces the development towards a more consistently patriarchal persona adopted in poetry and drama in the earliest years of the 1600s, including not only plays by Marston and Jonson but also verse pamphlets by Weever, Guilpin and Breton.