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The Resource The unruly womb in early modern drama : plotting women's biology on the stage, Ursula A. Potter

The unruly womb in early modern drama : plotting women's biology on the stage, Ursula A. Potter

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The unruly womb in early modern drama : plotting women's biology on the stage
Title
The unruly womb in early modern drama
Title remainder
plotting women's biology on the stage
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Ursula A. Potter
Title variation
Unruly womb in early modern English drama
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Language
eng
Summary
This study provides an accessible, informative and entertaining introduction to women's sexual health as presented on the early modern stage, and how dramatists coded for it. Beginning with the rise of green sickness (the disease of virgins) from its earliest reference in drama in the 1560s, the author traces a continuing fascination with the womb by dramatists through to the oxymoron of the chaste sex debate in the 1640s. She analyzes how playwrights employed visual and verbal clues to identify the sexual status of female characters to engage their audiences with popular concepts of women's health; and how they satirized the notion of the womb's insatiable appetite, suggesting that men who fear it have been duped. But the study also recognizes that, as these dramatists were fully aware, merely by bringing such material to the stage so frequently, they were complicit in perpetuating such theories
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YDX
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Potter, Ursula A
Dewey number
822/.3093522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.W6
LC item number
P68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Late Tudor and Stuart drama: gender, performance, and material culture
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  • Women in literature
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Women in literature
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The unruly womb in early modern drama : plotting women's biology on the stage, Ursula A. Potter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Troubled with the mother -- The Bugbears (1566-1570) -- The Taming of the Shrew (ca.1592-1594) -- Romeo and Juliet (ca.1594-1595) -- Fathers and daughters in Shakespeare -- Hamlet (1601) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (1613) -- The Maid's Tragedy (1611-1613) and Parasitaster, or The Fawne (1604-1606) -- A Fair Quarrel (1617) and The Hollander (1635) -- Measure for Measure (1604) and Comus: A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) -- Conclusion -- Appendix: chart of a selection of plays representing women's health in English drama 1540-1640 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1089005158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781580443708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089005158
Label
The unruly womb in early modern drama : plotting women's biology on the stage, Ursula A. Potter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) 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
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Troubled with the mother -- The Bugbears (1566-1570) -- The Taming of the Shrew (ca.1592-1594) -- Romeo and Juliet (ca.1594-1595) -- Fathers and daughters in Shakespeare -- Hamlet (1601) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (1613) -- The Maid's Tragedy (1611-1613) and Parasitaster, or The Fawne (1604-1606) -- A Fair Quarrel (1617) and The Hollander (1635) -- Measure for Measure (1604) and Comus: A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) -- Conclusion -- Appendix: chart of a selection of plays representing women's health in English drama 1540-1640 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1089005158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781580443708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089005158

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