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Title :スペクタル化される狂気 : 『リア王』における「ベドラム乞食」の表象
Authors :松岡, 浩史
Issue Date :31-Mar-2019
Citation jtitle :文学部論叢
vol. :110
start page :31
end page :43
Abstract :St. Bethlem Hospital in Shakespeare's age was merely a small asylum housing fewer than thirty inmates during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Without any actual counterpart in the real world, the discourse that it functioned as entertainment center fascinated the playwrights of the age and even the modern critics. While the vagaboned in early modern England were branded as nuisance of the age due to a set of Vagrancy Acts, their literary characters were creating the image of rogues of the 'Elizabethan Underworld'. Edgar in King Lear, following this tradition, both entertains and touches a pittful cord in the audience with his 'sp ectacular' performance as a demoniac, whose bizarre posture also worked as fictional spectacle to Shalkespeare's audience, for exorcism in the protestant England was prohibited by the Elizabethan and Jacobean authority. This paper points out the possibility that Shakespeare pre-engaged the representation of lunatics as a spectacle show, which became common entertainment from the late seventeenth century on.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :03887073
Publisher :熊本大学
Comment :〔文学篇〕【論文】
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/2298/42107
Appears in Collections:Kumamoto Journal of Culture and Humanities
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