Performing Bodies in Pain

Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

  • Authors
  • Marla¬†Carlson

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marla Carlson
    Pages 1-23
  3. Marla Carlson
    Pages 25-48
  4. Marla Carlson
    Pages 49-76
  5. Marla Carlson
    Pages 77-101
  6. Marla Carlson
    Pages 103-130
  7. Marla Carlson
    Pages 131-154
  8. Marla Carlson
    Pages 155-166
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-227

About this book


This text analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in contemporary discourse and late-medieval France, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.


art concept Conceptual art death discourse drama France Medieval Literature Middle Ages performance play torture

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