Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

"'Greensickness carrion’: Re-reading Capulet through Broadside Ballads"

I am thinking here in particular of Laura Gowing’s claim that the female body’s “unknowability” allows it to be read as a cipher for culture. See her Common Bodies: Women, Touch and Power in Seventeenth-Century England (New Haven Conn; London: Yale University Press, 2003), chap. 1.

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