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Humoral wombs on the Shakespearean stage

Author: Amy Kenny
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Series: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how the humoral womb was evoked, enacted, and embodied on the Shakespearean stage by considering the intersection of performance studies and humoral theory. Galenic naturalism applied the four humors--yellow bile, black bile, phlegm, and blood--to delineate women as porous, polluting, and susceptible to their environment. This book draws on early modern medical texts to provocatively demonstrate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Kenny
ISBN: 3030052001 9783030052003
OCLC Number: 1061026930
Description: xi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the early modern womb --
The green womb --
The thick womb --
The fertile womb --
The monstrous womb --
The tomb womb --
The male womb --
Coda: The exonerated womb.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Responsibility: Amy Kenny.

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This book explores how the humoral womb was evoked, enacted, and embodied on the Shakespearean stage by considering the intersection of performance studies and humoral theory.  Read more...

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