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Boundaries of violence in early modern England

Title
Boundaries of violence in early modern England / edited by Samantha Dressel and Matthew Carter.
ISBN
9781032333342
1032333340
9781032333359
1032333359
9781003319177
9781000933482
9781000933451
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
x, 159 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This book explores the possibilities and limitations of violence on the early modern stage and in the early modern world. This collection is divided into three sections: History-cal Violence, (Un)Comic Violence, and Revenge Violence. This division allows scholars to easily find intertextual materials; comic violence may function similarly across multiple comedies but is vastly different from most tragic violence. While the source texts move beyond Shakespeare, this book follows the classic division of Shakespeare's plays into history, comedy, and tragedy. Each section of the book contains one chapter engaging with modern dramatic practice along with several that take textual or historical approaches. This wide-ranging approach means that the book will be appropriate for both specialists in Early Modern violence who are looking across multiple perspectives, and for students or scholars researching texts or approaches"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Boundaries of violence in early modern England Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 12, 2024
Series
Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
Routledge advances in theatre & performance studies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The boundaries of theatrical violence
"Witchy woman" : reading women and occult power in popular literature of early modern England
The grotesque female body on the scaffold : the Execution of Annis Bankyn (1590)
"I will keepe none of there bastardes" : the violence of scarcity in Ben Jonson's Every man out of his humour
"A x to her, slaps her face
she kneels" : violence between the lines in 2.4 of Measure for measure
'Villains, all three' : object-led violence in The revenger's tragedy
Fool on the body and madness on the mind in John Marston's Antonio plays
"Slack in [neither] tongue [nor] performance" : the duchess's maternal authority and incestuous revenge in The revenger's tragedy
'This stroke for the most wronged of women' : sexual coercion and revenge violence in The maid's tragedy.
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