USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)


Rana L. Wilson

First Advisor

David R. Carr, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Raymond 0. Arsenault, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Robert E. Hall, M.A.


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type


Date Available

April 2012

Publication Date


Date Issued

April 1997


In the English Renaissance, many types of marriages existed, and the partners involved in each related to one another differently. This paper concentrates on the marriages of the nobility in the Renaissance. The literature of the era portrayed the formations of marriages and the everyday lives of the couples. Shakespeare's plays provide an ideal framework for looking at this, and chapters two and four discuss how he portrays married couples in his plays.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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