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Author Neely, Carol Thomas, 1939-

Title Distracted subjects : madness and gender in Shakespeare and early modern culture / Carol Thomas Neely
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Initiating madness onstage: Gammer Gurton's Needle and The Spanish Tragedy -- Reading the language of distraction: Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear -- Diagnosing women's melancholy: case histories and the Jailer's Daughter's Cure in The Two Noble Kinsmen -- Destablizing lovesickness, gender, and sexuality: Twelfth Night and As You Like It -- Confining madmen and transgressing boundaries: The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Twelfth Night -- Rethinking confinement in Early Modern England: The place of bedlam in history and drama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Mentally ill.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Mental Disorders -- history.
Attitude to Health.
Gender Identity.
History, 16th Century.
History, 17th Century.
Medicine in Literature.
Literature and mental illness -- England.
Mental illness in literature.
Mental illness -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Mental illness -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Mentally ill in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England.
Sex role in literature.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501729136 (electronic bk.)
9781501729133 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)