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Drugs and theater in early modern England

Drugs and theater in early modern England

Author: Tanya Pollard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this text the author argues that the power of the theatre in early modern England, as well as the striking hostility to it, stems from the pervasive contemporary idea that drama altered the body as well as the mind.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pollard, Tanya.
Drugs and theater in early modern England.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005297646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Pollard
ISBN: 9780199270835 019927083X 9780191533761 0191533769
OCLC Number: 648343534
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 211 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Dangerous Remedies; 1 "Unnatural and Horrid Physic": Pharmaceutical Theater in Jonson and Webster; 2 "A Thing Like Death": Shakespeare's Narcotic Theater; 3 "Polluted with Counterfeit Colours": Cosmetic Theater; 4 Poisoned Kisses: Theater of Seduction; 5 Vulnerable Ears: Hamlet and Poisonous Theater; Epilogue: Theater's Antidotes; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Responsibility: Tanya Pollard.


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thought-provoking and important...a genuinely illuminating book...It gives a fresh and provocative set of ideas to bring to bear...and for that it deserves high praise. * Matthew Steggle, Notes and Read more...

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