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.
|Series:||Early Modern Literature in History|
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About the Author
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).