The Body Embarrassed

The Body Embarrassed

Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England
Gail Kern Paster
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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Social Science : Gender and Sexuality Studies
Literature : Literature / Britain and Ireland
Art : Performing Arts / Theater

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