Grizans, Mary Ann Books

Bloody Signifiers - A Body for a Word on the Renaissance Stage
1997 3-7052-0134-4
Explores diseased and mortified bodies in English Renaissance plays usually critically dismissed as gratuitous, decadent, or sensationalistic, and considers the signifying capability of these bodies within the plays, to account for the plays' 'horrific' qualities. Offers psychoanalytic reading of the madness, ghosts, death and violence.