Separate theaters : Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean stage (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Separate theaters : Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean stage

Author: Kenneth S Jackson
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book seeks to update the still standard reference on the topic of London's notorious psychiatric hospital, Bethlem, and the Shakespearean stage - Robert Reed's Bedlam on the Jacobean Stage (1953) - by challenging its assumption that Bethlem was a house of horrors that showed its patients to visitors for entertainment, a practice supposedly then depicted on the stage to please "primitive" tastes. As the recent
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, Kenneth S., 1965-
Separate theaters.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607591912
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Jackson
ISBN: 0874138906 9780874138900
OCLC Number: 55981535
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Loyola University of Chicago.
Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A pastime that can prompt us to have mercy : putting Malvolio (Ben Jonson?) in a dark room --
Though this be madness, yet there is method in't : poetaster, satiromastix, and Shakespeare's defense of the popular stage in Hamlet --
A very piteous sight : the magnificent entertainment, The honest whore, part one, The honest whore, part two --
Making Bethlem a jest and conceding to Jonson in westward ho, eastward ho, and northward ho --
I know not/ where I did lodge last night : Shakespeare's King Lear and the search for Bethlem (Bedlam) Hospital --
Twin shows of madness : John Webster's stage management of Bethlem in The duchess of Malfi --
Shadows and shows of charity : the changeling, the pilgrim, and the Protestant critique of Catholic good works --
Foucault was right?
Responsibility: Ken Jackson.
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