The Shoemaker's Holiday Summary

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  • 5 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (5)

20,194 words, approx. 68 pages
In the essay below, Price surveys the eight surviving plays that Dekker wrote without a collaborator. The critic argues that these were effective pieces that pleased their Elizabethan audiences. More ... Read more
12,464 words, approx. 42 pages
In the essay below, Conover analyzes the various plots of The Shoemaker's Holiday, concluding that “the individual actions [of the play are well articulated and … skillful devices... Read more
5,757 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Shirley explores Dekker's mixture of gravity and levity in his depiction of situations and characters in The Shoemaker's Holiday. Fredson Bowers notes in connecti... Read more
5,008 words, approx. 17 pages
In the essay below, Kastan maintains that The Shoemaker's Holiday is “a realistic portrait only of Elizabethan middle-class dreams—a fantasy of class fulfillment that would erase ... Read more
6,645 words, approx. 23 pages
In this essay, Straznicky asserts that The Shoemaker's Holiday “enacts an imaginary appropriation of civic authority and commercial wealth by a group of industrial laborers for whom both... Read more