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Dissembling disability in early modern English drama

Author: Lindsey Row-Heyveld
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Literary disability studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do able-bodied characters fake disability in 40 early modern English plays? By illuminating this neglected tradition, this book fills an important gap in both disability history and literary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey Row-Heyveld
ISBN: 3319921347 9783319921341
OCLC Number: 1032353351
Description: xv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Dissembling disability in early modern English drama --
Act the fool: Antonio's Revenge and the conventions of the counterfeit-disability tradition --
Double dissimulation: counterfeit disability in Bartholomew Fair --
Feminized disabilitly and disabled femininity in Fair Em and The Pilgrim --
Rules of charity: Richard III and the counterfeit-disablity tradition --
Mandated masquerade: disability, metatheater, and audience complicity in The Fair Maid of the Exchange and What You Will --
Conclusion: Early modern fantasies and contemporary realities.
Series Title: Literary disability studies.
Responsibility: Lindsey Row-Heyveld.

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