Sex and satiric tragedy in early modern England : penetrating wit /

Drawing upon recent scholarship in Renaissance studies regarding notions of the body, political, physical and social, this study examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance employ the languages of sex-including sexual slander, titillation, insinuation and obscenity - in the servic...

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Main Author: Rieger, Gabriel A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series:Studies in performance and early modern drama.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Sex, stoicism, and satyre: the roots of satiric tragedy
  • "You go not till I set you up a glass": the death of Elizabeth and the languages of gender
  • "Deep ruts and foul sloughs": sexually descriptive language and the narrative of disease
  • "I'll have my will": frustrated desire and commercial culture
  • "I am worth no worse a place": service, subjugation, and satire
  • Conclusion: erotic aggression and satiric tragedy.