Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster this book presents a new perspective on early modern drama grounded upon three original interrelated points. The author explores how the motif of the mourning woman on the early modern stage embodies the cultural trauma of the Reformation in England; brings to light the extent to which the figures of early modern drama recall those of the recent medieval past; and addresses how these representations embody actual mourning practices that were, after the Reformation, increasingly viewed as disturbing.In his long opening monologue, Symeon expresses amazement and disbelief that Christ should have been born of a virgin. As he looks in his ... However, it is not unlike the doubting Thomas episode (Play XIX). It seems to me that there is noanbsp;...
|Title||:||Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006|