Journals Higher Education



05 June 2007

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780748633630

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The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Susan Zimmerman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Original in its conjunction of critical theory (Bataille, Kristeva, Lacan, Benjamin) with an historical account of the shifting status of the corpse in late medieval and early modern England
  • The first study to demonstrate connections between the meanings attached to the material body in early modern Protestantism, the practice of anatomical dissection, and the English public theatre