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Eroticism on the Renaissance stage : transcendence, desire, and the limits of the visible

Author: Celia R Daileader
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 30.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1998 book explores eroticism on the early modern English stage, and the analogous suppression of religious drama.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Thomas Middleton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Celia R Daileader
ISBN: 0521623790 9780521623797
OCLC Number: 38067622
Description: xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Entrances: sex, women, God --
2. Offstage sex and female desire. I. Middleton: silence and sound. II. Shakespeare: balconies and beds --
3. Body beneath / body beyond. I. Women in breeches: The Tamer Tamed. II. Breaching Ursula's booth: exteriors, interiors, posteriors --
4. (Off)Staging the sacred. I. Blood and alabaster: The Duchess of Malfi. II. Sex and the crucifix: The Lady's Tragedy --
5. Obscene and unseen. I. Middleton: naming of parts. II. Shakespeare: name of the father --
6. Ejaculations and conclusions: toward an erotic theoretics.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 30.
Responsibility: Celia R. Daileader.
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'In this exciting new book, Celia R. Daileader creates a bold and original thesis from her observation that the early modern theatre featured no actual female bodies ... imaginatively invigorates our Read more...

 
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