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Title: An examination of human anatomy in the drama of the early modern period
Author: Hennessey, James Todd
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 6837
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2016
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An examination of the science of human anatomy and dissection as it occurs in plays of the early modern period. Starting with a survey of available literature on the subject, the thesis then moves on to examine the state of human anatomy in England at the time as well as an overview medical training, textbooks and information that may have been available to the public at large. This leads to an examination of a group of plays that refer explicitly to the practice of anatomy, references that are found to be either literal or metaphorical in nature. In this, the theatrical representation of anatomy is examined with an eye toward investigating the nature of these representations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater ; PR English literature ; RC Internal medicine