Banquets Set Forth: Banqueting in English Renaissance Drama
Banquets proved an enduring setting in which to play out crucial and compelling sections of 99 surviving plays written between 1585 and 1642. Food, sex and revenge; food, drink and violent disorder; food, harmony and reconciliation; food, flattery and self-fashioning; arresting combinations which early modern banquets on stage contrived to present.
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Tudor and Stuart banquets and banqueting practice
Some literary and cultural sources
The staging of banquet scenes
The stage presentation of foodstuffs
The Elizabethan foundation
Hey wood and others
Antonio Antonio's Revenge appetite arraignment associated audience banket banquet brought banquet fare banquet scene banquet setting banqueting stuff begins Bloody Banquet characters Cheat the Devil comedy comic containing banquet scenes court Dekker dialogue disguised dishes Doctor Dodypoll dramatic drink Duke dumb show earlier eating Elizabethan English Enter example feast final scene Fletcher guests Heywood Honest Man's Fortune imagery implied Iron Age King Lady Late Lancashire Witches London Lord love-banquet Love's Mistress lovers lust Macbeth marchpane marriage masque Massinger Master Constable meal meat metaphor Middleton murder musicke occasion play play's playwrights plot poison presented Prince Queen Revels Revenger's Tragedy Satiromastix seated second banquet seduction self-indulgence servants served sexual Shakespeare stage direction sugar sweet Swetnam Tamburlaine taste Timon of Athens tion Titus Andronicus tragicomedy trenchers Trick to Cheat visual W. W. Greg wherein wife wine Wisdom of Doctor Women Beware Women