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The Resource Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture, Mark Thornton Burnett

Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture, Mark Thornton Burnett

Label
Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture
Title
Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture
Statement of responsibility
Mark Thornton Burnett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon popular practices, vernacular literature and neglected archival deposits, Constructing 'Monsters' in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture argues for the crucial place of the 'monster' in the early modern imagination. At once intangible and corporeal, classifiable and incomprehensible, the 'monster' answered to conflicting anxieites about social identity while also shaping the period's new philosophies. The metaphorical significance of 'monstrous' forms extends across a range of early modern exhibition spaces - fairground displays, 'cabinets of curiosity' and court entertainments. But the 'monster', Burnett contends, finds its most intriguing manifestation in the ideological investments, and performative activities, of contemporary theatre. The study's new readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson establish forceful links between seemingly divergent locations, thereby restoring to the theatre and its productions a multi-layered cultural resonance. This volume makes a powerful case for the drama's contribution to debates about the 'extraordinary body'."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Burnett, Mark Thornton
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early modern literature in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters in literature
  • Body, Human, in literature
  • Villains in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Timur
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture, Mark Thornton Burnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mapping 'Monsters'.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • 'The strangest men that ever Nature made': Manufacturing 'Monsters' in Tamburlaine the Great.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • 'Monsters' and 'Molas': Body Politics in Richard III.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • 'As it is credibly thought': Conceiving 'Monsters' In Othello.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • 'Were I in England now': Localizing 'Monsters' in The Tempest.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • 'If there be never a servant-monster': Translating 'Monsters' in Bartholomew Fair.
  • p. 154
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 178
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 343
Control code
982002072630
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780333914342
Lccn
2002072630
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture, Mark Thornton Burnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mapping 'Monsters'.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • 'The strangest men that ever Nature made': Manufacturing 'Monsters' in Tamburlaine the Great.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • 'Monsters' and 'Molas': Body Politics in Richard III.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • 'As it is credibly thought': Conceiving 'Monsters' In Othello.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • 'Were I in England now': Localizing 'Monsters' in The Tempest.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • 'If there be never a servant-monster': Translating 'Monsters' in Bartholomew Fair.
  • p. 154
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 178
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 343
Control code
982002072630
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780333914342
Lccn
2002072630
Other physical details
ill.

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