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By Stephanie Moss, Kaara L. Peterson

This choice of essays makes a massive contribution to scholarship through interpreting how the myths and practices of clinical wisdom have been interwoven into renowned leisure at the early sleek level. instead of treating medication, the theater, and literary texts individually, the members convey how the anxieties engendered by way of clinical socio-scientific investigations have been translated from the world of medication to the degree by way of Renaissance playwrights, specifically Shakespeare. As a complete, the quantity reconsiders normal methods of viewing clinical idea and perform whereas person essays concentrate on gender and ethnicity, theatrical impersonation, scientific counterfeit and malfeasance, and drugs because it seems to be within the type of a number of political metaphors.

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Disease, Diagnosis, and Cure on the Early Modern Stage

This selection of essays makes a huge contribution to scholarship through analyzing how the myths and practices of scientific wisdom have been interwoven into well known leisure at the early smooth degree. instead of treating drugs, the theater, and literary texts individually, the individuals express how the anxieties engendered through clinical socio-scientific investigations have been translated from the area of drugs to the level via Renaissance playwrights, particularly Shakespeare.

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Taking Volpone's professed fear of medicine as a starting point, this essay explores the relationship between concerns about medical and theatrical dissimulation in early modern medical writings and antitheatrical polemics, as well as in Jonson's Volpone and Sejanus. Corbaccio's attempt at murder in the name of physic highlights a common contemporary fear that medicines concealed poisons and that doctors could be malicious instruments of death. This association recurs throughout contemporary drama.

47 Start not. Her actions shall be holy as Performing Arts 21 You hear my spell is lawful. "48 Rather than portray the scene as a miracle in action as many have seen it, Shakespeare presents a witty and satirical Paulina who jokes about the possibility of a heavenly miracle when she cautions that the statue's paint is not "dry" (48). The women's producing and acting out the scene finally resolves, I believe, as a metatheatrical commentary upon the controversy incited by the Glover case, showing us that hysterical revivification is neither magical nor, decidedly, is it the state of being dispossessed.

2 In the context of contemporary debates about drama, theatrical interest in medical poisonings can be seen as responding to concerns about the dangers not only of medicine but also of plays themselves. Through the history of literary commentary, literature has been likened, both implicitly and explicitly, to a drug; at least since the era of Plato and Aristotle, opposing sides have seen it as either remedial or poisonous. 3 Plutarch's ambivalent conception of poetry's pharmaceutical effects was widely shared in early modern England, where radical upheavals in both theater and medicine brought about an explosion in both the frequency and the significance of the association.

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