Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Lindsey N. Betts
This thesis aims to explore the relationships between dramatic texts and the Elizabethan topic of the humours. It covers Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, Jonson's plays Every Man Out of His Humour and Every Man in His Humour, and Shakespeare's plays Hamlet and As You Like It. Each of these works provides a glimpse into society and its opinions specifically on melancholy, from its most basic and complex definitions to how it is perceived and addressed.
Betts, Lindsey N., "The Performance of Melancholy: Understanding the Humours through Burton, Jonson, and Shakespeare" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1368.