John Redford, Wit and Science

Meg Twycross

in The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199566471
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 John Redford, Wit and Science

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John Redford's Wit and Science is a play about education. Redford was a teacher. We cannot prove that he wrote the work for the boys he taught, but who else would he have written it for? It is very obviously intended for skilled musicians. This article discusses why the play of Wit and Science might have turned out the way it did.

Keywords: education; plays; musicians; teacher

Article.  12565 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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