Disease, Diagnosis and Cure on the Early Modern Stage (BOK)

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This collection of essays makes an important contribution to scholarship by examining how the myths and practices of medical knowledge were interwoven into popular entertainment on the early modern stage. Rather than treating medicine, the theater, and literary texts separately, the contributors show how the anxieties engendered by medical socio-scientific investigations were translated from the realm of medicine to the stage by Renaissance playwrights, especially Shakespeare. As a whole, the volume reconsiders typical ways of viewing medical theory and practice while individual essays focus on gender and ethnicity, theatrical impersonation, medical counterfeit and malfeasance, and medicine as it appears in the form of various political metaphors.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2004 Forlag
ISBN 9780754637912 Antall sider 208
Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 21,9cm x 2,7cm Vekt 481 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Kaara Peterson, Stephanie Moss
Emner og form Literary studies: plays & playwrights