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Separate theaters : Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean stage / Ken Jackson.

  • Jackson, Kenneth S., 1965-
[2005], ©2005
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Newark : University of Delaware Press, [2005], ©2005.

Physical description

309 pages ; 24 cm


Based on author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Loyola University of Chicago.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-302) and index.


A pastime that can prompt us to have mercy : putting Malvolio (Ben Jonson?) in a dark room -- Though this be madness, yet there is method in't : poetaster, satiromastix, and Shakespeare's defense of the popular stage in Hamlet -- A very piteous sight : the magnificent entertainment, The honest whore, part one, The honest whore, part two -- Making Bethlem a jest and conceding to Jonson in westward ho, eastward ho, and northward ho -- I know not/ where I did lodge last night : Shakespeare's King Lear and the search for Bethlem (Bedlam) Hospital -- Twin shows of madness : John Webster's stage management of Bethlem in The duchess of Malfi -- Shadows and shows of charity : the changeling, the pilgrim, and the Protestant critique of Catholic good works -- Foucault was right?.


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