Women, Fools and Kings: The Sanity of Madness in Early Modern Theatre

Ingate, H. (2020) Women, Fools and Kings: The Sanity of Madness in Early Modern Theatre. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Madness is an intricate and multifaceted topic. The purpose of this dissertation is to delve into the complexities of early modern insanity and examine its representation on the theatrical stage. It argues that, although madness can be harrowing and destructive, it can also provide a subversive form of power that grants individuals with the means to manipulate and gain autonomy over their surrounding environment. I will explore this idea through three separate categories; the madness of women, the madness of fools and the madness of kings.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ENL304 English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 09:57
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 10:03
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5389

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