Performances of Mourning in Shakespearean Theatre and Early Modern Culture

  • Authors
  • Tobias Döring

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tobias Döring
    Pages 1-23
  3. Tobias Döring
    Pages 24-69
  4. Tobias Döring
    Pages 70-109
  5. Tobias Döring
    Pages 110-148
  6. Tobias Döring
    Pages 149-188
  7. Tobias Döring
    Pages 189-195
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 196-223

About this book


This study takes a look at a controversial question: what do the acts and shows of grief performed in early modern drama tell us about the religious culture of the world in which they were historically staged? Drawing on performance studies, it provides detailed readings of play texts to explore the politics, pathologies and parodies of mourning.


drama Hamlet stage theatre tragedy William Shakespeare

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