2-12-08 T&D 324 Early Modern England: The Tragedy of Mariamto The Roaring GirlMariamcontinued notesInternal poetic structure: ABABSonnets: esteemed form of poetry, Shakespeare, around 20 in playAct I, Scene i: First part is a sonnet, woman taking center stage, speaking forherself, “with public voice run on”, Rome’s last hero: Caesar-Goes on to talk about Herod, Roman emperors, comparing herself to them-Speeches go on after sonnets throughout the play, more to sayWhat is Mariam trying to do in first speech? Contemplating in public, using sonnets which were characteristically male poetic form,Act II, Scene i: end of Pheroras’ first speech, Graphina usually dismissed as an obedient female, offsetting Mariam’s behavior, silence vs. speech
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