Contents: Introduction: reading beyond the lines: reanimating early modern anatomy; The life of the city: bodies and boundaries in early Stuart London; The dead in action: the uses of lifeless flesh on the early Stuart stage; Lethal passivity: perspective, painting, and the staging of female bodies; Believing your eyes: witnessing, blindings, and staged violence; Epilogue: the dramatic spectacle of human anatomy; Bibliography; Index.
Hillary M. Nunn is Assistant Professor of English at University of Akron, USA.
'Nunn conducts a thorough review of the secondary literature on anatomical thinking in the early modern period. For those who are not familiar with this material, she has performed a useful service by synthesizing it.' Renaissance Quarterly '... deserves to be an influential study... This often fascinating and engaging study invites related discussion for earlier Tudor literature.' The Year's Work in English Studies '... Nunn draws fascinating parallels between the performances of playwrights and anatomists... Nunn's book draws consistent and fascinating linkages between the spectacles of the laboratory and the theater.' Eighteenth-Century Studies