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Seizures of the Will in Early Modern English Drama

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ISBN-10: 0521564492

ISBN-13: 9780521564496

Edition: 1996

Authors: Frank Whigham, Stephen Orgel, Anne Barton, Jonathan Dollimore, Marjorie Garber

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In Seizures of the Will in Early Modern English Drama Frank Whigham combines an analysis of English Renaissance plays with an enriched sense of their social surroundings. He traces the violent gestures of social self-construction that animate many such plays, and the ways in which drama interacts with the conflict-ridden discourses of social, rank, gender, kinship, and service relationships. In Whighams view, The Spanish Tragedy initiates the matter of court, a complex and marauding discourse of gender warfare and master-servant manipulations; Arden of Faversham explores linked redefinitions of land, service, and marriage in county culture; The Miseries of Enforced Marriage and A Yorkshire…    
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Forcing divorce in The Spanish Tragedy
Hunger and pain in Arden of Faversham
The ideology of prodigality in The Miseries of an Enforced Marriage, and A Yorkshire Tragedy
Sexual and social mobility in The Duchess of Malfi
Afterword