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Feminist Readings of Shakespeare


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Shakespeare's Feminine Endings: Disfiguring Death in the Tragedies

Shakespeare's Feminine Endings: Disfiguring Death in the Tragedies

1st Edition

Philippa Berry
August 26, 1999

Philippa Berry draws on feminist theory, postmodern thought and queer theory, to challenge existing critical notions of what is fundamental to Shakespearean tragedy. She shows how, through a network of images clustered around feminine or feminized characters, these plays 'disfigure' conventional...

Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

1st Edition

Jean E. Howard, Phyllis Rackin
April 17, 1997

Engendering a Nation adopts a sophisticated feminist analysis to examine the place of gender in contesting representations of nationhood in early modern England. Plays featured include: * King John* Henry VI, Part I* Henry VI, Part II* Henry, Part III* Richard III* Richard II* Henry V. It will be a...

Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women

Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women

1st Edition

Coppélia Kahn
March 27, 1997

In the first full-length study of Shakespeare's Roman plays, Coppélia Kahn brings to these texts a startling, critical perspective which interrogates the gender ideologies lurking behind 'Roman virtue'. Plays featured include: * Titus Andronicus * Julius Caesar * Antony and Cleopatra *...

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