in HIM, a glimmering light of the Golden times appeare, all lines of expectation met in this Center, all spirits of vertue, scattered into others were extracted into him
“We princes are set on stages in the sight
and view of all the world duly observed”
“Her visible being was a hieroglyphic of the timeless corporate being with its absolute perfection…She was a living representation pf the immutable within time, a fiction of permanence. Through her, society achieved symbolic immortality and acted out a myth of a perfect stable world, a world which replaces the flux of history”(Greenblatt, 1980, p. 167)
Urban 17th Century Jacobean dramaturgy is renowned for its metafictional play with artifice and the fragmented points-of-view of its desperate self-fashioning dramatis personae.
“The message is that there are no ‘knowns’. There are things we know that we know. These are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know that we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know”. (Donald Rumsfeld, The Guardian, 9. Nov. 2006, p. 3)