Abstract

Abstract:

Less spectacular than theatrical violence involving bloodshed, stage murder by poison is nonetheless unsettling because of its secretive nature. Perceived in Renaissance England as dishonourable 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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 139-154
Launched on MUSE
2021-05-13
Open Access
No
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