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Bedlam on the Jacobean Stage

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674428805

Publication Date: 01/01/1952

190 pages


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A highly interesting and readable study of the use of insanity as a Jacobean theatrical device. Robert Reed discusses the mad people of Fletcher, Ford, Jonson, Dekker, Massinger, Webster, and other playwrights, and demonstrates that their pathological studies of madness reveal a much closer understanding of psychopathic phenomena than those of the Elizabethans.

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