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Contents Preface vii Acknowledgements xxi Chronology xxiii List of Illustrations xxv Note on the Texts xxvii 1 Inventing the Venture: England and Russia at Mid-century 1 2 Ivan IV, Elizabeth I, and the Dispatch of Anthony Jenkinson 43 3 Writing the Envoy: William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and the Reasons Against Reading 67 4 Writing Large: The Case of Jerome Horsey, Individualist 93 5 Writing Ardor: The Submissions of Giles Fletcher 125 6 'With the Emperor of Russia': Subjection and Withdrawal in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure 151 7 Imperial Tyranny and the Daughter's Seclusion in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale 175 8 The King's Men's Version of Muscovy: John Fletcher's The Loyal Subject 199 Epilogue Knowledge, Permutation, and John Tradescant's Roses 229 Bibliography 233 Index 247
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