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The Resource Beyond the body : the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama, William Kerwin

Beyond the body : the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama, William Kerwin

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Beyond the body : the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama
Title
Beyond the body
Title remainder
the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama
Statement of responsibility
William Kerwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about two things: medical instability and Renaissance drama. Medical stories are always also social stories, and William Kerwin presents five case studies of how the fragile and dynamic relationship between the medical and the nonmedical played out in Renaissance England. Renaissance drama richly staged that process, presenting medical practitioners in ways that undermined any attempt to imagine them as self-defining. Playwrights consistently unmasked fictions of medical autonomy, emphasizing that a variety of social narratives competed in the shaping of the medical culture." "Drawing on research in the social history of medicine as well as a wide-ranging collection of primary narratives of medical encounters, Kerwin pursues the stories of several medical groups. Specifically, he examines women healers in terms of the changing place of women in the public sphere; the connections between drug sellers - apothecaries and alchemists - and an emerging modern economy; the role barbers and surgeons played in early modern concerns for protecting a new sense of privacy and interiority; the ways physicians defined their professional primacy through the language of theaters and actors; and the ways individual patients employed rhetorics of diagnosis as a way of participating in sectarian religious battles. The study moves from the dynamics of medical politics to the work drama does in exposing those dynamics. In addition to offering astute readings of works by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, the book pays substantial attention to plays by Samuel Daniel, John Fletcher, John Ford, Thomas Heywood, John Lyly, Philip Massinger, and John Webster."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerwin, William
Dewey number
822/.3093561
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.M35
LC item number
K47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Massachusetts studies in early modern culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Medicine in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • English drama
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Physicians in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Drama
  • Drama
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • England
Label
Beyond the body : the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama, William Kerwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives in medicine -- Drug cultures : materia medica and new men -- Medea's traces : women practitioners in history and drama -- "Give me a look, give me a face" : surgeons, satirists and early modern inwardness -- From mountebanks to virtuosi : professing physicians and medical anti-theatricality -- Beyond body and soul : twelfth night and early modern medicine
Control code
57004066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781558494824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Beyond the body : the boundaries of medicine and English renaissance drama, William Kerwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives in medicine -- Drug cultures : materia medica and new men -- Medea's traces : women practitioners in history and drama -- "Give me a look, give me a face" : surgeons, satirists and early modern inwardness -- From mountebanks to virtuosi : professing physicians and medical anti-theatricality -- Beyond body and soul : twelfth night and early modern medicine
Control code
57004066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781558494824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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