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dc.contributor.advisorKerwin, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorIsaacson, Emily Ruthen_US
dc.coverage.spatialEngland -- London
dc.coverage.temporal1600-1699en_US
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on February 14, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe family in London of the seventeenth century resided at the intersection of practices heard from the pulpit and of generic forms those listeners might see in the theaters. Upon both of these ideals lie the inevitable valences of authority for the householder. Because the householder's relationship with each member of his family necessitated differing levels of responsibility, the householder likely maintained different expectations for each. Even though I isolate specific plays and relationships within this dissertation, each relationship affects the others, compounding the complex interactions within the home. This complex web of relationships is merely one small part of a much larger social web in the vast city. The treatment of the family as society in small, however, allows for a modern interpretation of the city, or at least a vital part of the city for many of its citizens. Putting the city comedies together with conduct books allows for a range of possible, socially acceptable behaviors that stem from both a concern for reputation outside of the home and a desire for concord within the home. These plays make clear the complexity of living in the city household - and thus the complexity of relationships that made up the real part of the city, the people. While ideals might be preferable, the actual relationships in the home require the flexibility that the plays suggest for new inhabitants of the city.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b62014912en_US
dc.identifier.oclc192018993en_US
dc.identifier.otherIsaacsonE-113007-D8728en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4882
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshBusinesspeople -- Family relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshFamiliesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTheateren_US
dc.subject.lcshLondon (England) -- Social life and customsen_US
dc.titleDomesticating the citizen: household authority, the merchant class family and the early modern stageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglisheng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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