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By Katharine Goodland

Grieving ladies in early smooth English drama, this learn argues, remember not just these of Classical tragedy, but additionally, and extra considerably, the lamenting girls of medieval English drama, particularly the Virgin Mary. the performs of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster, this booklet provides a brand new point of view on early sleek drama grounded upon 3 unique interrelated issues. First, it explores how the motif of the mourning girl at the early smooth degree embodies the cultural trauma of the Reformation in England. moment, the writer right here brings to gentle the level to which the figures of early sleek drama keep in mind these of the hot medieval prior. ultimately, Goodland addresses how those representations embrace real mourning practices that have been considered as more and more aggravating after the Reformation. girl Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama synthesizes and is proper to numerous parts of contemporary scholarly curiosity, together with the functionality of gender, the historical past of emotion, stories of demise and mourning, and the cultural trauma of the Reformation.

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