Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2016

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474411455

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Second Death

Theatricalities of the Soul in Shakespeare's Drama

Donovan Sherman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Provides understanding of the soul as not only a religious, cultural, and literary concept, but also a theatrical one
  • Discusses genealogy of the philosophical and theological traditions that inform the soul's placement in the early modern era, from Plato to Protestantism
  • Includes novel readings of key works of Shakespearean drama along with substantial analyses of other Shakespeare plays (King Lear, Hamlet) as well as other early modern works (by John Donne, Christopher Marlowe, John Foxe, John Stow, Thomas Middleton, John Milton, and others)
  • Draws new interdisciplinary connections among theatre studies, Shakespeare, critical theory, and religious studies