TITLE

'The house is hers, the soul is but a tenant': Material Self-Fashioning and Revenge Tragedy

AUTHOR(S)
Lodhia, Shettal
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on theatrical plays that participated in a trend in the early modern period in which the body is evacuated of the spirit. In "The Maiden's Tragedy," the Tyrant while lamenting the Lady's death disinters her and demonstrates a lack of concern for the Lady's spirit. In "The Revenger's Tragedy," Giovanus after avenging the Lady's honour celebrates the Lady's body as a new queen. In "The Duchess of Malfi," the Duchess prior to her execution, was more apprehensive about her body and shows little worry for her soul.
ACCESSION #
47256730

 

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