Bloody Signifiers - A Body for a Word on the Renaissance Stage

Author: Grizans, Mary Ann
Year:1997
Pages:200
ISBN:3-7052-0134-4
Price:99.95
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.