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Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture By Mark Thornton Burnett

Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture by Mark Thornton Burnett

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Constructing 'Monsters' in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture argues for the crucial place of the 'monster' in the early modern imagination.

Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture Summary

Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture by Mark Thornton Burnett

Constructing 'Monsters' in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture argues for the crucial place of the 'monster' in the early modern imagination. Burnett traces the metaphorical significance of 'monstrous' forms across a range of early modern exhibition spaces - fairground displays, 'cabinets of curiosity' and court entertainments - to contend that the 'monster' finds its most intriguing manifestation in the investments and practices of contemporary theatre. The study's new readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson make a powerful case for the drama's contribution to debates about the 'extraordinary body'.

Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture Reviews

'An informative and articulate contribution to the subject of monster studies and a fascinating development in the exploration of Renaissance drama... this book [is] a rarity and a wonder in itself.'

- Kevin Stagg, Gothic Studies

About Mark Thornton Burnett

MARK THORNTON BURNETT is a Reader in English at Queen's University, Belfast. He is author of Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture: Authority and Obedience, editor of Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Plays and Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Poems.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Mapping 'Monsters' The Strangest Man that Ever Nature Made: Manufacturing 'Monsters' in Tamburlaine the Great 'Monsters' and 'Molas': Body Politics in Richard III As it is Credibly Thought: Conceiving 'Monsters' in Othello Were I in England Now: Localizing 'Monsters' in The Tempest If There be Never a Servant-Monster: Translating 'Monsters' in Bartholomew Fair Epilogue Bibliography Index

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NGR9781349422944
9781349422944
1349422940
Constructing Monsters in Shakespeare's Drama and Early Modern Culture by Mark Thornton Burnett
New
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2002-01-01
262
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