Performing the Renaissance Body: Essays on Drama, Law, and Representation

Performing the Renaissance Body: Essays on Drama, Law, and Representation


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110462593
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Series: Law & Literature Series , #11
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Drakakis,University of Stirling, Scotland, UK; Sidia Fiorato, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Drakakis vii

Introduction. Performances, Regulations and Negotiations of the Renaissance Body. Legal and Social Perspectives Sidia Fiorato 1

I Trying "Other" Bodies: The Witch, the Black and the Old

(Disciplining) Monstrous Renaissance Bodies: Staging the Witch Beate Neumeier 29

"…Languished…, and then died": Courtroom Drama and the Bodies of the Victims in Thomas Pott's The Wonderfutl Discoverie of Witches (1612) Mariangela Tempera 61

Constructing Alterity: Race, Gender, and the Body in Shakespeare's Othello Heinz Antor 73

Staged and Staging Bodies as Legal and Medical sites in Volpone Roxanne Barbara Doerr 107

II Codification of the Body Politic and Common Law Jurisprudence

Representing the Body of Law in Early Modern England Paul Raffield 135

The Image of Power: Shakespeare's Lord Chief Justice Ian Ward 145

With Teeth and Nails: The Embodied Inservitude of Étienne de La Boétie Riccardo Baldissone 157

III Liminal Bodies: The Life/Death Edge on Stage and in the Body Politic

The Funeral Oration over Caesar's Body: Techniques of Mass Communication Daniela Carpi 183

Motionless Bodies: Shakespeare's Songs for Sleep and Death Raffaele Cutolo 207

IV Staging the Queenly Body: The Performance of a Female Body Politic

Katechontic Elizabeth: The Physical Repository of Sovereignty through Law, Literature and Iconography Cristina Costantini 229

Anna of Denmark and the Performance of the Queen Consort's Sovereignty Sidia Fiorato 247

The Body Politic, Female Transgression and Punishment in Jacobean Tragedy Aspasia Velissariou 273

Index 295

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