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The Resource Staging pain, 1580-1800 : violence and trauma in British theater, edited by James Robert Allard and Mathew R. Martin

Staging pain, 1580-1800 : violence and trauma in British theater, edited by James Robert Allard and Mathew R. Martin

Label
Staging pain, 1580-1800 : violence and trauma in British theater
Title
Staging pain, 1580-1800
Title remainder
violence and trauma in British theater
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Robert Allard and Mathew R. Martin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bookending the chronology of this collection are two crucial moments in the histories of pain, trauma, and their staging in British theater: the establishment of secular and professional theater in London in the 1580s, and the growing dissatisfaction with theatrical modes of public punishment alongside the increasing efficacy of staging extravagant spectacles at the end of the eighteenth century. From the often brutal spectacle of late medieval mystery plays to early Romantic re-evaluations of eighteenth-century appropriations of spectacles of pain, the essays take up the significance of these watershed moments in British theater and expand on recent work treating bodies in pain: what and how pain means, how such meaning can be embodied, how such embodiment can be dramatized, and how such dramatizations can be put to use and made meaningful in a variety of contexts. Grouped thematically, the essays interrogate individual plays and important topics in terms of the volume's overriding concerns, among them Tamburlaine and The Maid's Tragedy, revenge tragedy, Joshua Reynolds on public executions, King Lear, Settle's Moroccan plays, spectacles of injury, torture, and suffering, and Joanna Baillie's Plays on the Passions. Collectively, these essays make an important contribution to the increasingly interrelated histories of pain, the body, and the theater."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2585
LC item number
.S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Allard, James Robert
  • Martin, Mathew R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Violence in the theater
  • Pain in literature
  • Theater and society
Label
Staging pain, 1580-1800 : violence and trauma in British theater, edited by James Robert Allard and Mathew R. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : staging pain / Mathew R. Martin and James Robert Allard -- 1."This tragic glass" : tragedy and trauma in Tamburlaine part one / Mathew R. Martin -- 2."Uncollected man" : trauma and the early modern mind-body in The maid's tragedy / Zackariah C. Long -- 3."These were spectacles to please my soul" : inventive violence in the Renaissance revenge tragedy / Annalisa Castaldo -- 4. A "bracing" moment : Reynolds' response to Boswell and Burke on the aesthetics and ethics of public executions / William Levine -- 5. Radical pity : responding to spectacles of violence in King Lear / John D. Staines -- 6. Cutting, branding, whipping, burning : the performance of judicial wounding in early modern England / Sarah Covington -- 7. Tortured bodies, factionalism, and unsettled loyalties in Settle's Morocco plays / Susan B. Iwanisziw -- 8. Lavinia's rape : reading the Restoration actress's body in pain in Ravenscroft's Titus / Kara Reilly -- 9. Sympathy pains : filicide and the spectacle of male heroic suffering on the eighteenth-century stage / Cecilia A. Feilla -- 10. Joanna Baillie and the theater of consequence / James Robert Allard
Control code
310171767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780754667582
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)310171767
Label
Staging pain, 1580-1800 : violence and trauma in British theater, edited by James Robert Allard and Mathew R. Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : staging pain / Mathew R. Martin and James Robert Allard -- 1."This tragic glass" : tragedy and trauma in Tamburlaine part one / Mathew R. Martin -- 2."Uncollected man" : trauma and the early modern mind-body in The maid's tragedy / Zackariah C. Long -- 3."These were spectacles to please my soul" : inventive violence in the Renaissance revenge tragedy / Annalisa Castaldo -- 4. A "bracing" moment : Reynolds' response to Boswell and Burke on the aesthetics and ethics of public executions / William Levine -- 5. Radical pity : responding to spectacles of violence in King Lear / John D. Staines -- 6. Cutting, branding, whipping, burning : the performance of judicial wounding in early modern England / Sarah Covington -- 7. Tortured bodies, factionalism, and unsettled loyalties in Settle's Morocco plays / Susan B. Iwanisziw -- 8. Lavinia's rape : reading the Restoration actress's body in pain in Ravenscroft's Titus / Kara Reilly -- 9. Sympathy pains : filicide and the spectacle of male heroic suffering on the eighteenth-century stage / Cecilia A. Feilla -- 10. Joanna Baillie and the theater of consequence / James Robert Allard
Control code
310171767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780754667582
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)310171767

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