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Title Food in Shakespeare : early modern dietaries and the plays / Joan Fitzpatrick.
Imprint Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 166 pages).
Series Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity
Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-154) and index.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Manners and customs.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Food in literature.
Food habits in literature.
Diet -- history.
Drama.
Feeding Behavior.
History, 16th Century.
History, 17th Century.
Literature, Modern.
England.
Contents Familiar extremes : the case of Sir John Oldcastle -- Celtic acquaintance and alterity -- Strange diets : vegetarianism and the melancholic -- Famine and abstinence, class war, and foreign foodstuff -- Beyond the pale : profane consumption.
Summary A study of common and exotic food in Shakespeare's plays, this book is the first to explore early modern English dietary literature to understand better the uses, as well as the social and moral implications, of food in Shakespearean drama. Food in Shakespeare provides an historically accurate account of the range of, and conflicts between, contemporary ideas that informed the representations of foodstuff in the plays.
Other Title Print version: Fitzpatrick, Joan. Food in Shakespeare. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007 9780754655473 0754655474