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

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    Allard, James Robert

    Martin, Mathew R., 1970-,

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  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, 2009.

  • Subject

    Violence in the theater

    Violence in literature

    Pain in literature

    English drama 17th century History and criticism

    English drama 18th century History and criticism

    Theater Great Britain History

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    9780754667582 (hbk.), 0754667588 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    xii, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: ch. 5:Radical pity: responding to spectacles of violence in King Lear / John D. Staines -- ch. 8:Lavinia's rape: reading the Restoration actress's body in pain in Ravenscroft's Titus / Kara Reilly. UK-SuSCL Summary, etc: From the often brutal spectacle of late medieval mystery plays to early Romantic re-evaluations of 18th-century appropriations of spectacles of pain, these essays take up the significance of these watershed moments in British theatre and expand on recent work treating bodies in pain. Target audience: Specialized.