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The Resource Contagion and the Shakespearean stage, edited by Darryl Chalk, Mary Floyd-Wilson

Contagion and the Shakespearean stage, edited by Darryl Chalk, Mary Floyd-Wilson

Label
Contagion and the Shakespearean stage
Title
Contagion and the Shakespearean stage
Statement of responsibility
edited by Darryl Chalk, Mary Floyd-Wilson
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays considers what constituted contagion in the minds of early moderns in the absence of modern germ theory. In a wide range of essays focused on early modern drama and the culture of theater, contributors explore how ideas of contagion not only inform representations of the senses (such as smell and touch) and emotions (such as disgust, pity, and shame) but also shape how people understood belief, narrative, and political agency. Epidemic thinking was not limited to medical inquiry or the narrow study of a particular disease. Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker and other early modern writers understood that someone might be infected or transformed by the presence of others, through various kinds of exchange, or if exposed to certain ideas, practices, or environmental conditions. The discourse and concept of contagion provides a lens for understanding early modern theatrical performance, dramatic plots, and theater-going itself
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
822.3093561
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.M35
LC item number
C66 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chalk, Darryl
  • Floyd-Wilson, Mary
Series statement
Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
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  • English drama
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Communicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • English drama
Label
Contagion and the Shakespearean stage, edited by Darryl Chalk, Mary Floyd-Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Beyond the Plague / Darryl Chalk -- 2. Comedy, the Senses, and Social Contagion in Plays Confused in Five Actions and The Comedy of Errors / Jennie Votava -- 3. "A Deal of Stinking Breath": The Smell of Contagion in the Early Modern Playhouse / Amy Kenny -- 4. "Go Touch his Life": Contagious Malice and the Power of Touch in The Witch of Edmonton / Bronwyn Johnston -- 5. Kisses and Contagion in Troilus and Cressida / Jennifer Forsyth -- 6. "Search this Ulcer Soundly": Sex as Contagion in The Changeling and Othello / Emily Weissbourd -- 7. "Amend thy Face": Contagion and Disgust in the Henriad / Ariane M. Balizet -- 8. Bad Dancing and Contagious Embarrassment in More Dissemblers Besides Women / Jennifer Panek -- 9. Contagious Pity: Cultural Differences and the Language of Contagion in Titus Andronicus / Jennifer Feather -- 10. The Hungry Meme and Political Contagion in Coriolanus / Clifford Werier -- 11. Hamlet's Story/Stories of Hamlet: Shakespeare's Theatre, the Plague, and Contagious Storytelling / J.F. Bernard -- 12. "Nature Naturized": Plague, Contagious Atheism, and The Alchemist / John Estabillo -- 12. Embedded in Shakespeare's "Fair Verona" / Rebecca Totaro -- 13. Afterword / Mary Floyd-Wilson
Control code
1111084552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030144289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-14428-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111084552
Label
Contagion and the Shakespearean stage, edited by Darryl Chalk, Mary Floyd-Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Beyond the Plague / Darryl Chalk -- 2. Comedy, the Senses, and Social Contagion in Plays Confused in Five Actions and The Comedy of Errors / Jennie Votava -- 3. "A Deal of Stinking Breath": The Smell of Contagion in the Early Modern Playhouse / Amy Kenny -- 4. "Go Touch his Life": Contagious Malice and the Power of Touch in The Witch of Edmonton / Bronwyn Johnston -- 5. Kisses and Contagion in Troilus and Cressida / Jennifer Forsyth -- 6. "Search this Ulcer Soundly": Sex as Contagion in The Changeling and Othello / Emily Weissbourd -- 7. "Amend thy Face": Contagion and Disgust in the Henriad / Ariane M. Balizet -- 8. Bad Dancing and Contagious Embarrassment in More Dissemblers Besides Women / Jennifer Panek -- 9. Contagious Pity: Cultural Differences and the Language of Contagion in Titus Andronicus / Jennifer Feather -- 10. The Hungry Meme and Political Contagion in Coriolanus / Clifford Werier -- 11. Hamlet's Story/Stories of Hamlet: Shakespeare's Theatre, the Plague, and Contagious Storytelling / J.F. Bernard -- 12. "Nature Naturized": Plague, Contagious Atheism, and The Alchemist / John Estabillo -- 12. Embedded in Shakespeare's "Fair Verona" / Rebecca Totaro -- 13. Afterword / Mary Floyd-Wilson
Control code
1111084552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030144289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-14428-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111084552

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