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Shakespeare's entrails: belief, scepticism and the interior of the body

Shakespeare's entrails: belief, scepticism and the interior of the body

Hillman, David (David A.)

Explores the connections between embodiment, knowledge and acknowledgement in Shakespeare's plays. Examining four key plays ('Troilus and Cressida', 'Hamlet', 'King Lear' and 'The Winter's Tale') in detail, this book usefully outlines a trajectory of the relations between embodiment, scepticism and belief in Shakespeare's plays

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: David Hillman
ISBN: 0230285929, 9780230285927
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiv, 263 p. : ill.
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare studies
Subject: Literature; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: plays & playwrights; Literary studies: general; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Psychology: the self, ego, identity, personality; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.; Body, Human, in literature.; Ireland; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Anatomy.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida.; English
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781403942678


  1. List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Visceral Knowledge The Gastric Epic: Troilus and Cressida The Inward Man: Hamlet The Body Possessed: King Lear No Barricado for a Belly: The Winter's Tale Bibliography Index