Horrid Spectacle: Violation in the Theater of Early Modern England
Detmer-Goebel, Emily, Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England
Horrid Spectacle: Violation in the Theater of Early Modern England, by Deborah G. Burks. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2004. Pp. viii + 456. Hardcover $60.00.
Reviewer: EMILY DETMER-GOEBEL
Violation is a concept that has recently appeared in the title of several works concerning early modern English drama. Alexander Leggatt' s most recent book, Shakespeare's Tragedies: Violation and Identity (2005) and Pascale Aebischer's Shakespeare's Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performances (2004) are just two examples. While these two books narrowly focus on Shakespearean texts and performances, one of the many strengths of Deborah G. Burks's book is to approach …
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Publication information: Article title: Horrid Spectacle: Violation in the Theater of Early Modern England. Contributors: Detmer-Goebel, Emily - Author. Journal title: Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England. Volume: 21. Publication date: January 1, 2008. Page number: 266+. © Associated University Presses 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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