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Early Modern Literature in History

Performances of Mourning in Shakespearean Theatre and Early Modern Culture

Authors: Döring, T.

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This study takes a look at a controversial question: what do the acts and shows of grief performed in early modern drama tell us about the religious culture of the world in which they were historically staged? Drawing on performance studies, it provides detailed readings of play texts to explore the politics, pathologies and parodies of mourning.

About the authors

TOBIAS DÖRING is Professor of English Literature at the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, and review editor for the yearbook of the German Shakespeare Association. His previous books include Caribbean-English Passages (2002) and Performances of the Sacred in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (2005).

Reviews

'...a timely and welcome contribution to this field...a densely argued, rewarding study, offering readers a wealth of material regarding rituals of mourning and commemoration in the studied texts and early modern England more generally...' - Wolfram R. Keller, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

'In eloquent prose, and with clarity and precision of argument, Döring shows how the Shakespearean theatre, in its repetitious, commemorative, and comic performances of mourning, accomplished the necessary cultural work of habituation.' - Katharine Goodland, Sonderdruck aus Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-23

    Döring, Tobias

  • Politics of Mourning

    Pages 24-69

    Döring, Tobias

  • Pathologies of Mourning

    Pages 70-109

    Döring, Tobias

  • Physiologies of Mourning

    Pages 110-148

    Döring, Tobias

  • Parodies of Mourning

    Pages 149-188

    Döring, Tobias

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performances of Mourning in Shakespearean Theatre and Early Modern Culture
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62740-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230627406
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00153-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-27997-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 223
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