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Title: Reformations of the Body: Idolatry, Sacrifice, and Early Modern Theater (Early Modern Cultural Studies Series)
ISBN: 1137030046
ISBN13: 978-1137030047
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Pages: 316 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2013 edition (February 15, 2013)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1488 kb
Size EPUB version: 1454 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Reformations of the Body establishes new ties between theology and theatricality in the time of Shakespeare, juxtaposing original readings of religious thinkers such as John Calvin with case studies of influential tragedies such as Doctor Faustus and Othello. While current accounts of the Reformation often assume that Protestant iconoclasts devalued sensory experience and bodily praxis, Jennifer Waldron shows how and why the human body and the bodily senses retained sacred value after the Reformation. In readings of scenes of providential revival, bloody pacts with the devil, and sacrificial rites of revenge, she shows how theological problems became tightly bound to the living medium of theater itself.