Early Modern Theatre and the Figure of Disability

Author: Genevieve Love
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350017214
Release Date: 2018-10-18
Genre: Drama

What work did physically disabled characters do for the early modern theatre? Through a consideration of a range of plays, including Doctor Faustus and Richard III, Genevieve Love argues that the figure of the physically disabled prosthetic body in early modern English theatre mediates a set of related 'likeness problems' that structure the theatrical, textual, and critical lives of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The figure of disability stands for the relationship between actor and character: prosthetic disabled characters with names such as Cripple and Stump capture the simultaneous presence of thefictional and the material, embodied world of the theatre. When the figure of the disabled body exits the stage, it also mediates a second problem of likeness, between plays in their performed and textual forms. While supposedly imperfect textual versions of plays have been characterized as 'lame', the dynamic movement of prosthetic disabled characters in the theatre expands the figural role which disability performs in the relationship between plays on the stage and on the page. Early Modern Theatre and the Figure of Disability reveals how attention to physical disability enriches our understanding of early modern ideas about how theatre works, while illuminating in turn how theatre offers a reframing of disability as metaphor.

Eunuchs and Castrati

Author: Katherine Crawford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351166355
Release Date: 2018-07-17
Genre: Social Science

Eunuchs and Castrati examines the enduring fascination among historians, literary critics, musicologists, and other scholars around the figure of the castrate. Specifically, the book asks what influence such fascination had on the development and delineation of modern ideas around sexuality and physical impairment. Ranging from Greco-Roman times to the twenty-first century, Katherine Crawford brings together travel accounts, diplomatic records, and fictional sources, as well as existing scholarship, to demonstrate how early modern interlocutors reacted to and depicted castrates. She reveals how medicine and law operated to maintain the privileges of bodily integrity and created and extended prejudice against those without it. In consequence, castrates were constructed as gender deviant, disabled social subjects and demarcated as inferior. Early modern cultural loci then reinforced these perceptions, encouraging an othering of castrates in public contexts. These extensive, almost obsessive accounts of appearance, social propensities, and gender characteristics of castrated men reveal the historical lineages of sexual stigma and hostility towards gender non-normative and physically impaired persons. For Crawford, they are the roots of sexual and physical prejudices that remain embedded in the western experience today.

Disability Health and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

Author: Sujata Iyengar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317620075
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. The volume visits a series of questions about the history of the body and how early modern cultures understand physical ability or vigor, emotional competence or satisfaction, and joy or self-fulfillment. Individual essays investigate the purported disabilities of the "crook-back" King Richard III or the "corpulent" Falstaff, the conflicts between different health-care belief-systems in The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet, the power of figurative language to delineate or even instigate puberty in the Sonnets or Romeo and Juliet, and the ways in which the powerful or moneyed mediate the access of the poor and injured to cure or even to care. Integrating insights from Disability Studies, Health Studies, and Happiness Studies, this book develops both a detailed literary-historical analysis and a provocative cultural argument about the emphasis we place on popular notions of fitness and contentment today.

A New Companion to Renaissance Drama

Author: Arthur F. Kinney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118824030
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Drama

"This book provides an invaluable summary of past and present scholarship surrounding the most popular and influential literary form of its time. Original interpretations from leading scholars set the scene for important paths of future inquiry"--

Einige Charaktertypen aus der psychoanalytischen Arbeit

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788027207879
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Psychology

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Aus dem Buch: "Die psychoanalytische Arbeit sieht sich immer wieder vor die Aufgabe gestellt, den Kranken zum Verzicht auf einen naheliegenden und unmittelbaren Lustgewinn zu bewegen. Er soll nicht auf Lust überhaupt verzichten; das kann man vielleicht keinem Menschen zumuten, und selbst die Religion muß ihre Forderung, irdische Lust fahren zu lassen, mit dem Versprechen begründen, dafür ein ungleich höheres Maß von wertvollerer Lust in einem Jenseits zu gewähren. Nein, der Kranke soll bloß auf solche Befriedigungen verzichten, denen eine Schädigung unfehlbar nachfolgt, er soll bloß zeitweilig entbehren, nur den unmittelbaren Lustgewinn gegen einen besser gesicherten, wenn auch aufgeschobenen, eintauschen lernen. Oder mit anderen Worten, er soll unter der ärztlichen Leitung jenen Fortschritt vom Lustprinzip zum Realitätsprinzip machen, durch welchen sich der reife Mensch vom Kinde scheidet." Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Als Begründer der Psychoanalyse erlangte er weltweite Bekanntheit. Freud gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts; seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute viel diskutiert.

Theater im Aufbruch

Author: Roger Lüdeke
Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122584886
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Drama

In the transition to the Early Modern Age, drama forms the dominant genre. With its speed of production and its position between the written and the oral, between the urban entertainment industry and courtly representation, drama is the text type best suited to dealing with the social, religious and political tensions of the age. This collected volume provides an overview of the English, French, Spanish and German variants of drama in the Early Modern Age, from the religious plays of the Middle Ages to the engagement with classics of the European Renaissance in the Romantic Age."

Corporate Strategy

Author: Richard L. Lynch
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: IND:30000107536660
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

A resource that guides students through the rational and emergent approaches to strategic management. With references and 27 cases, this work aims to ensure that students will actively learn the core topics and how to apply them in practice.

The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson

Author: Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252073335
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Drama

This volume collects twelve of Georgia Douglas Johnson's one-act plays, including two never-before-published scripts found in the Library of Congress. As an integral part of Washington, D.C.'s, thriving turn-of-the-century literary scene, Johnson hosted regular meetings with Harlem Renaissance writers and other artists, including Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, May Miller, and Jean Toomer, and was herself considered among the finest writers of the time. Johnson also worked for U.S. government agencies and actively supported women's and minorities' rights. As a leading authority on Johnson, Judith L. Stephens provides a brief overview of Johnson's career and significance as a playwright; sections on the creative environment in which she worked; her S Street Salon; The Saturday Nighters, and its significance to the New Negro Theatre; selected photographs; and a discussion of Johnson's genres, themes, and artistic techniques.

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015082964951
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.