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The Body Embarrassed

Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England



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The Body Embarrassed by Gail Kern Paster
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Men and women in early modern Europe experienced their bodies very differently from the ways in which contemporary men and women do. In this challenging and innovative book, Gail Kern Paster examines representations of the body in Elizabethan-Jacobean drama in the light of humoral medical theory, tracing the connections between the history of the visible social body and the history of the subject's body as experienced from within.
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April 22nd, 1993
Country of Publication
United States
Cornell University Press
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