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This article considers an ambiguity concerning the stage presentation of Pug, the inept devil-servant of Ben Jonson’s The Devil Is an Ass, and explores the implications that ‘complete’ or ‘partial’ costume changes have for how an audience interprets the character, and how this apparent visual ambiguity may have been resolved by cosmetics and/or through the performance of a specific King’s Men actor. The article concludes with a comparison with ‘devilish servants-types’ in Othello and The Changeling, and argues that these three plays articulate early modern insecurities about the servant through an explicit association between the servile and the demonic.
Author(s): Harrison T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Early Theatre
Print publication date: 01/06/2019
Online publication date: 01/06/2019
Acceptance date: 01/03/2019
ISSN (print): 1206-9078
ISSN (electronic): 2293-7609
Publisher: McMaster University Library Press
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