A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology
by José Ángel García Landa
(University of Zaragoza, Spain)
(2nd Earl of Essex, military leader, strong man under Queen Elizabeth, led expeditions against Spain, failed against Irish rebels, executed early 17th c. after he raised a failed rebellion against the Queen)
Devereux, Walter Bourchier. Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex in the Reigns of Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I, 1540-1646. 2 vols. London: Murray, 1853.
Harrison, G. B. The Life and Death of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex. London: Cassell, 1937.
Rodríguez García, José María. "Essex, Bacon, and Discipline." Miscelánea 17 (1996): 227-40.*
Shapiro, James. 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. London: Faber and Faber, 2005.*
Strachey, Lytton. Elizabeth & Essex: A Tragic Story. 1928. (Phoenix Library). London: Chatto and Windus, 1932. 1936.*
_____. Elizabeth and Essex. Oxford: Oxford UP.
Ungerer, Gustav. "The French Lutenist Charles Tessier and the Essex Circle." Renaissance Quarterly 28 (1975): 190-203.
Albright, Evelyn May. "Shakespeare's Richard II and the Essex Conspiracy." PMLA 42 (1927): 686-720.
_____. "The Folio Version of Henry V in Relation to Shakespeare's Times." PMLA 42 (1928): 722-56.
_____. "Shakespeare's Richard II, Hayward's History of Henry IV and the Essex Conspiracy." PMLA 46 (1931): 694-719.
García Landa, José Ángel. "Book Burning." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 10 April 2009.* (James Shapiro, John Hayward, Richard II).
_____. "Cosas que mueren, cosas recién nacidas." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 28 July 2009.*
Heffner, Ray. "Shakespeare, Hayward and Essex." PMLA 45 (1930): 754-80.
Chamberlain, John. (Letters to Dudley Carleton on Essex's affairs, 1599). In Letters of John Chamberlain. Ed. Norman McLure. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1939.
Merrick, Gilly (Sir). (The Earl of Essex's steward). (Confession on the conspiracy, 5 March 1601). Calendar of State Papers Domestic, 1598-1601. Vol. 278, art. 78, p. 575.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. Music by E. W. Korngold. 1939.
Brooke, Henry. The Earl of Essex. Drama. 1750.
Daniel, Samuel. Phylotas. Tragedy. Acted 1604, pub. 1605 with an "Apology." (On the Earl of Essex?)
Peele, George.Eclogue Gratulatorie, entituled to the Honourable and Renowned Shepheard of Albion's Arcadia, Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe, for his welcome into England from Portugall. 1589.
Jonson, Ben. Sejanus His Fall. Tragedy (in collaboration with anon. author). Produced by the King's Men, Globe theatre, 1603. Rev. version by Ben Jonson 1605. (In support of Essex). Many editions.
Dowland, John. "Gallarda del conde de Essex." Konrad Ragossnig, Renaissance lute. In Renaissance Lute Music – Spain (Luis de Milán-Luis de Narváez-Alonso Mudarra-Thomas Tallis [sic] Renaissance Lute Music-England (John Dowland). CD. (Historia Deutsche Grammophon de la música). Madrid: Polygram Ibérica-Archiv Produktion / Club Internacional del Libro, 1997.*
_____. "Can She Excuse my Wrongs." ("The Earl of Essex's Galliard"). From the First Booke of Songes, 1597, no. 5. In Songs from the Labyrinth: Music by John Dowland: Performed by Sting and Edin Karamazov. CD. Hamburg: UMG-Deutsche Grammophon, 2006.*
_____. The Third Booke of Songs. The Consort of Musicke (Emma Kirkby, soprano; John York Skineer, counter-tenor; Martyn Hill, tenor; David Thomas, bass. Catherine Mackintosh, treble viol; Polly Waterfield, tenor viol; Ian Gammie, tenor viol; Trevor Jones, bass viol) / Anthony Rooley, lute. Prod. Decca, 1977. CD. London: Decca / Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, 1991.* (18. "It Was a Time when Silly Bees"; ascribed to Robert, Earl of Essex).
Rossini. Roberto Devereux. Opera.
Bacon, Francis. A Declaration of the Practices and Treasons Attempted and Committed by Robert, Late Earl of Essex, and His Complices. London, 1601.
Hayward, John (Sir). History of Henry IV. (Dedicated to the Earl of Essex). c. 1599.