Farnham : Ashgate, 2009.
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
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.