Drugs & Theater In Early Modern England by Tanya Pollard


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Oxford University Press, 2004. First Edition. Very good copy. 

'Drawing upon original medical and literary research, Pollard shows that the potency of the link between drugs and plays in the period demonstrates a model of drama radically different than our own, a model in which plays exert a powerful impact on spectators' bodies as well as minds. 

Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England investigates why Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights were preoccupied with drugs and poisons, and why critics and supporters of the theatre, as well as playwrights themselves, frequently adopted a chemical vocabulary to describe the effects of the theatre on audiences.'