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Female mourning in medieval and renaissance English drama; from the raising of Lazarus to King Lear.

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Female mourning in medieval and renaissance English drama; from the raising of Lazarus to King Lear.

Goodland, Katharine.

Ashgate Publishing Co.

2006

254 pages

$94.95

Hardcover

Studies in performance and early modern drama

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Goodland (English, City U. of New York-Staten Island) examines how spectral resurrections of classicized Marian pity in the plays of Thomas Kyd, William Shakespeare, and John Webster might represent the cultural trauma of the Reformation, especially that associated with the eradication of the doctrine of Purgatory, the suppression of Catholic mourning ritual, and iconoclasm against the pieta and female saints.

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