By Margare t. E. Owens
With a spotlight on visible representations of beheading, dismemberment, and mutilation in medieval and early glossy drama, this learn strains the impression of the Reformation at the semiotics of the physique. What emerges from this exploration of violent spectacle is a feeling of the advanced and robust ways that the legacy of the pre-Reformation non secular drama trained the pro drama of the past due 16th and 17th centuries. This learn considers a large diversity of performs courting from the 15th century to the remaining of the theaters in 1642; even if, separate chapters are dedicated to wide research of Apius and Virginia, 2 Henry VI, and Doctor Faustus. whereas this booklet participates within the attentiveness to violent spectacle that has ruled post-Foucauldian literary and cultural reports, the objective is to maneuver past Foucauldian commonplaces, not just by means of paying shut consciousness to cultural and theatrical contexts but in addition through drawing upon psychoanalytic versions of recursive temporality, in particular the recommendations of irritating repetition, the paintings of mourning, and the uncanny go back of the repressed.
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