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The early modern corpse and Shakespeare's theatre

Author: Susan Zimmerman
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book explores the relationship of the public theatre to the question of what constituted the 'dead' in early modern English culture within a theoretical framework that makes use of history,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780748633630 0748633634
OCLC Number: 124025711
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: vii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dead bodies --
Body imaging and religious reform: the corpse as idol --
Animating matter: the corpse as idol in The Second Maiden's Tragedy and The Duke of Milan --
Invading the grave: shadow lives in The Revenger's Tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi --
Killing the dead: Duncan's corpse and Hamlet's ghost.
Responsibility: Susan Zimmerman.

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Susan Zimmerman delivers an elegant and concise reading of what it meant to be, or to present, or to observe, a dead body on the early modern Englih stage. -- Bruce Boehrer Zimmerman performs a tour Read more...

 
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