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Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage: Transcendence, Desire, and the Limits of the Visible - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 30 (Paperback)
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Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage: Transcendence, Desire, and the Limits of the Visible - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 30 (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 14/12/2006
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In this 1998 book, Celia Daileader explores the paradoxes of eroticism on the stage in early modern England, where women and their bodies (represented by boy actors) were materially absent and yet symbolically central. Her starting point is the theoretical and theatrical problem of sexual acts that take place offstage, which is a paradigm for the limits of the visible in Renaissance theatre. The space that lies offstage becomes an imaginary realm, encompassing both spiritual and erotic transcendence. In accounting for its power, Daileader looks to the suppression of religious drama in England and the resulting secularization of the stage. Focusing on the link between absence and desire, and discussing a wide range of drama from Corpus Christi plays to Shakespeare, her argument draws together questions about sexuality and the sacred, in the bodies - of Christ and of woman - that are banished from the early modern English stage.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521034678
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 271 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm

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