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" The first part of the true and honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the good Lord Cobham," came out, on the titlepage of which the name of William Shakespeare appeared at length. "
A catalogue of some books in the possession of H. Jadis - Page 33
by Henry Fenton Jadis - 1826 - 48 pages
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Literature and Nationalism

Vincent Newey, Ann Thompson - 1991 - 286 pages
...play takes over Foxe's material and gives it what is immediately recognizable as the traditional form. The First Part of the True and Honourable History...the Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the Good Lord Cobham (1599) appears to be a key document in any effort to see how the history play in this period changed...
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Shakespeare's Theatre

Peter Thomson - 1992 - 199 pages
...Witch of Edmonton 118 Drayton, Michael: (with Dekker) Civil Wars: Pan One 60; (with Monday and others) The True and Honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle 66 Fletcher, John (with Shakespeare): Cardenio 173; Henry VIII 173 Greene, Robert: Orlando Furioso...
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Shakespeare Recycled: The Making of Historical Drama

Graham Holderness - 1992 - 259 pages
...appeared in the form of a play (probably commissioned by the Brookes) written by four dramatists,44 The True and Honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle (printed 1600), which reconstituted Oldcastle's memory as a Protestant martyr. Here Oldcastle-Falstaff...
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Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in ...

Kristen Poole - 2006 - 288 pages
...Post-Falstaffian representations of Oldcastle frequently seek to remedy the knight's battered image. The First Part of the True and Honourable History...the Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the Good Lord Cobham (1599), as the title suggests, redeems Bale's Oldcastle from Falstaff's fleshy sins; the Prologue again...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Tradition, which will go near to put the Matter out of Question. I have an Edition printed in 1600 of the First Part of the True and Honourable History...Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the Good Lord Cobham. There is a Prologue prefix'd, which expresses some Fears in the Author lest the "doubtful Title" upon...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 42

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 236 pages
...Sylla. 1594 The True Tragedy of Richard , Duke of York. 1594 The True Tragedy of Richard III. 1600 The First Part of the True and Honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle. 1602 The True Chronicle History of the Whole Life and Death of Thomas, Lord Cromwell. 1605 The True...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Cambridge University Press - 2002 - 283 pages
...Shakespeare's history plays with contemporary dramatic material is undoubtedly that of Henry IV and The True and Honourable History, of the Life of Sir John Old-castle, the Good Lord Cobham (1600), which, as its title conveys, rather emphatically rehabilitates the Protestant martyr whose...
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2003 Lectures

2004 - 476 pages
...that time.62 Drayton's career was intimately linked to Shakespeare's, as he was one of the authors of The First Part of the True and Honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle (performed 1599, published 1600). written as a riposte to the unflattering portrait of Oldcastle/Falstaff...
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Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays

Frances A. Shirley - 2005 - 192 pages
...28 Ben Jonson, The Case Is Altered (London, 1609), G4v. 29 The first part of the True and honorable history of the Life of Sir John OldCastle, the good Lord Cobham (London, 1600), p. Blv. (Priests and curates in general are called 'Sir', so with Hugh Evans or Sir...
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From Playhouse to Printing House: Drama and Authorship in Early Modern England

Douglas A. Brooks - 2006 - 316 pages
...a quartet of dramatists from the rival Admiral's Men pooled their inconsiderable talents to produce The First Part of the True and Honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcustle, the Good Lord Cobham,'" is representative of the play's critical reception. Shakespeare's...
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