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Sex and satiric tragedy in early modern England : penetrating wit / Gabriel A. Rieger.

  • Author

    Rieger, Gabriel A.,

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  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, 2009.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Sexual behavior.

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    English drama 17th century History and criticism

    English drama (Tragedy) History and criticism

    Satire, English History and criticism

    Dramatists, English Early modern, 1500-1700 Language

    Discourse analysis, Literary

    Language and sex Great Britain History 16th century

    Language and sex Great Britain History 17th century

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  • ISBN

    9781409400295 (hbk.), 1409400298 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    147 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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General note: Discusses Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Othello. Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliography (p. 133-138) and index. Summary, etc: Drawing upon scholarship in Renaissance studies regarding notions of the body, political, physical and social, this study examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance employ the languages of sex in the service of satiric aggression.