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Women in the Age of Shakespeare

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313343047
Pages : 263 pages
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Download Women in the Age of Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Theresa D. Kemp and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a look at the lives of Elizabethan era women in the context of the great female characters in the works of William Shakespeare. * Includes over 30 excerpts from letters and diaries, plays, poems, educational and religious treatises, and legal documents from the 16th and 17th centuries * Presents photos of actors playing female Shakespearean characters, including Emma Thompson, Claire Danes, Sarah Bernhardt, and Peggy Ashcroft


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The Women of Shakespeare's Plays

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Publisher : University Press of America
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ISBN 13 : 9780819188267
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Women of Shakespeare's Plays PDF Format Full Free by Courtni Crump Wright and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 1993 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes, through easy-to-follow play synopses, the strengths and weaknesses of the female protagonists as they impact not only the plot of Shakespeare's plays but the male protagonist. Selected, condensed one-act versions of the plays are provided in order to enrich the discussion of the play, to stimulate in reading the play in its entirety, and to provide a springboard for group discussion of the play and the impact of the women. Contents: William Shakespeare: His Art, Life and Times; The Women of Shakespeare's Plays: An Overview; The Comedy of Errors; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Julius Caesar; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello the Moor of Venice; The Taming of the Shrew; Antony and Cleopatra; Twelfth Night or What You Will; Romeo and Juliet; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bibliography.


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Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1134773382
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays PDF Format Full Free by Cristina León Alfar and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina León Alfar pursues these questions to tease out familiar cultural stories about female sexuality that recur in the form of a slander narrative throughout William Shakespeare’s work. She argues that the plays stage a structure of accusation and defense that unravels the authority of husbands to make and unmake wives. While men’s accusations are built on a foundation of political, religious, legal, and domestic discourses about men’s superiority to, and rule over, women, whose weaker natures render them perpetually suspect, women’s bonds with other women animate defenses of virtue and obedience, fidelity and love, work loose the fabric of patrilineal power that undergirds masculine privileges in marriage, and signify a discursive shift that constitutes the site of agency within a system of oppression that ought to prohibit such agency. That women’s agency in the early modern period must be tied to the formations of power that officially demand their subjection need not undermine their acts. In what Alfar calls Shakespeare’s cuckoldry plays, women’s rhetoric of defense is both subject to the discourse of sexual honor and finds a ground on which to “shift it” as women take control of and replace sexual slander with their own narratives of marital betrayal.


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Shakespeare--world Views

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Publisher : University of Delaware Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780874135657
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Shakespeare--world Views PDF Format Full Free by Heather Kerr and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Shakespeare: World Views comprises fifteen papers concerned with the politics of reading and performance in Autralasia, Asia, and Europe." "The attention to the history and politics of Shakespeare in performance is matched by an interest in the uses and inscriptions of Shakespeare from postcolonial and new European locations." "Two very different essays plot Shakespeare's investments in equally different cartographies: the unsettled and unsettling geographies of the Comedies and the patriarchal territories of Lucrece's Tragedy." "Taken together, these essays from widely differing geographic, political, and critical locations attest to the multiplicity of "Shakespeares" available today. This very multiplicity suggests that Shakespeare is being produced as both local and global, paradoxically fragmented and monolithic, a fertile site both for affinity and contest. The effect is a challenge to any easy claim for Shakespeare's unproblematic status as a stable indicator of cultural value. In Singh's words, this collection manifests the "anomalies and contradictions" as well as the rich variety of "Shakespeares" around the world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Shakespeare Survey

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521850742
Pages : 367 pages
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Download Shakespeare Survey PDF Format Full Free by Peter Holland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Reading Shakespeare Historically

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780415134897
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Reading Shakespeare Historically PDF Format Full Free by Lisa Jardine and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lisa Jardine re-reads Renaissance drama in its historical and cultural context, from laws of defamation in Othello to the competing loyalties of companionate marriage and male friendship in The Changeling.


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Political Shakespeare

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780719043529
Pages : 295 pages
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Download Political Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Dollimore and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new wave of cultural materialists in Britain and new historicists in the United States here join forces to depose the sacred icon of the "eternal bard" and argue for a Shakespeare who meditates and exploits political, cultural and ideological forces. Ten years on, this second edition presents additional essays by Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield.


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The Performance of Religion

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351999567
Pages : 190 pages
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Download The Performance of Religion PDF Format Full Free by Cia Sautter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-01-12 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a performance studies perspective. This book addresses this issue by exploring how religious values are acted out and reflected on in classic Western theatre, with a particular emphasis on the plays put on during the Globe Theatre‘s yearlong season of 'Shakespeare and the Bible'. Looking at plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, Dr. Faustus and Macbeth, each chapter includes ethnographic overviews of the performance of these plays as well as historical and theological perspectives on the issues they address. The author also utilizes scholarship from other academics, such as Paul Tillich and Martin Buber, in examining the relationship between art and culture. This helps readers of this book to look at religion in culture, and raise questions and explore ideas about how people appraise their religious values through an encounter with a performance. The Performance of Religion: Seeing the sacred in the theatre treads new ground in bringing performance and religious studies scholarship into direct conversation with one another. As such, it is essential reading for any academic with an interest in theology, religion and ethics and their expression in culture through the performing arts.


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Cognition and Girlhood in Shakespeare's World

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108945252
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Download Cognition and Girlhood in Shakespeare's World PDF Format Full Free by Caroline Bicks and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking study of girlhood and cognition argues that early moderns depicted female puberty as a transformative event that activated girls' brains in dynamic ways. Mining a variety of genres from Shakespearean plays and medical texts to autobiographical writings, Caroline Bicks shows how 'the change of fourteen years' seemed to gift girls with the ability to invent, judge, and remember what others could or would not. Bicks challenges the presumption that early moderns viewed all female cognition as passive or pathological, demonstrating instead that girls' changing adolescent brains were lightning rods for some of the period's most vital debates about the body and soul, faith and salvation, science and nature, and the place and agency of human perception in the midst of it all.


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Routledge Library Editions: Study of Shakespeare

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000519384
Pages : 3784 pages
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Download Routledge Library Editions: Study of Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Various and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-20 with total page 3784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare’s work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.


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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780252063626
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays PDF Format Full Free by Carol Thomas Neely and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a feminist interpretation of the plays that has been written, this work is aimed at feminists.


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Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 135191765X
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England PDF Format Full Free by Caroline Bicks and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the intersections of early modern literature and history, Shakespeare and Women's Studies, Midwiving Subjects explores how Shakespearean drama and contemporary medical, religious and popular texts figured the midwife as a central producer of the body's cultural markers. In addition to attending most Englishwomen's births and testifying to their in extremis confessions about paternity, the midwife allegedly controlled the size of one's tongue and genitals at birth and was obligated to perform virginity exams, impotence tests and emergency baptisms. The signs of purity and masculinity, paternity and salvation were inherently open to interpretation, yet early modern culture authorized midwives to generate and announce them. Midwiving Subjects, then, challenges recent studies that read the midwife as a woman whose power was limited to a marginal and unruly birthroom community and instead uncovers the midwife's foundational role, not only in the rituals of reproduction, but in the process of cultural production itself. As a result of recent changes in managed healthcare and of increased attention to uncovering histories of women's experiences, midwives - past and present - are currently a subject of great interest. This book will appeal to readers interested in Shakespeare as well as the history of women and medicine.


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Reader's Guide to Women's Studies

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135314047
Pages : 1279 pages
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Download Reader's Guide to Women's Studies PDF Format Full Free by Eleanor Amico and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1998-03-20 with total page 1279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."


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Shakespeare and the Shrew

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137291516
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Shrew PDF Format Full Free by A. Kamaralli and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-11-16 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.


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Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351152068
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts PDF Format Full Free by Mary Ellen Lamb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proposing a fresh approach to scholarship on the topic, this volume explores the cultural meanings, especially the gendered meanings, of material associated with oral traditions. The collection is divided into three sections. Part One investigates the evocations of the 'old nurse' as storyteller so prominent in early modern fictions. The essays in Part Two investigate women's fashioning of oral traditions to serve their own purposes. The third section disturbs the exclusive associations between the feminine and oral traditions to discover implications for masculinity, as well. Contributors explore the plays of Shakespeare and writings of Spenser, Sidney, Wroth and the Cavendishes, as well as works by less well known or even unknown authors. Framed by an introduction by Mary Ellen Lamb and an afterword by Pamela Allen Brown, these essays make several important interventions in scholarship in the field. They demonstrate the continuing cultural importance of an oral tradition of tales and ballads, even if sometimes circulated in manuscript and printed forms. Rather than in its mode of transmission, contributors posit that the continuing significance of this oral tradition lies instead in the mode of consumption (the immediacy of the interaction of the participants). Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts confirms the power of oral traditions to shape and also to unsettle concepts of the masculine as well as of the feminine. This collection usefully complicates any easy assumptions about associations of oral traditions with gender.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0191019739
Pages : 816 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment PDF Format Full Free by Valerie Traub and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.


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Shakespeare's Theatre

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 9780826477767
Pages : 570 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Hugh Macrae Richmond and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>