"'Foul, strange and unnatural': Poison as a murder weapon in English Renaissance drama"
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Piotr Sadowski, "'Foul, strange and unnatural': Poison as a murder weapon in English Renaissance drama", Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, 53, 3, 2020, 139 - 154
Piotr Sadowski.pdf (PDF) 222.7Kb
Less spectacular than theatrical violence involving bloodshed, stage murder by poison is nonetheless unsettling because of its secretive nature. Perceived in Renaissance England as dishonorable and unmanly, poison was often associated with women as the “weaker” sex, with discriminated minorities such as Jews, and with Machiavellian politics from continental Europe.
Author: Sadowski, Piotr
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal;
Availability:Full text available