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Idolatry, Sacrifice, and Early Modern Theater: Reformations of the Body Jennifer Waldron

Idolatry, Sacrifice, and Early Modern Theater: Reformations of the Body

Jennifer Waldron

Published February 13th 2013
ISBN : 9781137030047
Hardcover
304 pages
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As a cultural form that combined verbal, visual, and bodily modes of representation, theater presented a particularly complex set of problems in post-Reformation England. Opponents of the public theaters accused the very modes in which plays wereMoreAs a cultural form that combined verbal, visual, and bodily modes of representation, theater presented a particularly complex set of problems in post-Reformation England. Opponents of the public theaters accused the very modes in which plays were presented of encouraging idolatry and being sacrifices of the devil, while influential playwrights repeatedly alluded to religious debates during crucial metatheatrical moments. This project takes the human body and the bodily senses as joints that articulate new kinds of connections between church and theater and overturns a longstanding notion about theatrical phenomenology in this period.