Seizures Of The Will In Early Modern English Drama: SEIZURES OF THE WILL IN EARLY by Frank WhighamSeizures Of The Will In Early Modern English Drama: SEIZURES OF THE WILL IN EARLY by Frank Whigham

Seizures Of The Will In Early Modern English Drama: SEIZURES OF THE WILL IN EARLY

byFrank WhighamEditorStephen Orgel, Anne Barton

Paperback | January 26, 1996

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Frank Whigham presents a detailed and innovative analysis of five English Renaissance plays, set in the context of social rank, gender, kinship, and service relationships. The Spanish Tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi, set at court, explore fantasies of the lurid and decadent life at the center of national culture. Arden of Faversham, The Miseries of Enforced Marriage, and A Yorkshire Tragedy examine the collisions between traditional rural values and newfangled behavior brought from London.
Title:Seizures Of The Will In Early Modern English Drama: SEIZURES OF THE WILL IN EARLYFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:January 26, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521564492

ISBN - 13:9780521564496

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Forcing divorce in The Spanish Tragedy; 2. Hunger and pain in Arden of Faversham; 3. The ideology of prodigality in The Miseries of an Enforced Marriage, and A Yorkshire Tragedy; 4. Sexual and social mobility in The Duchess of Malfi; Afterword.

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"Theoretical grounding, interest in material life, entertaining allusions--these qualities coupled with Whigham's generous yet incisive method make Seizures a dive that brings up some true treasures." Ann C. Christensen, Jrnl Of English & Germanic Philology