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New studies in the Shakespearean heroine

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, NY .
Written in English



  • England


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Heroines.,
  • Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Heroines in literature.,
  • Women in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Douglas A. Brooks.
SeriesA publication of the Shakespeare yearbook ;, v. 14, Shakespeare yearbook ;, v. 14.
ContributionsBrooks, Douglas A.
LC ClassificationsPR2885 .S647 2004, PR2991 .S647 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 305 p. ;
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3311050M
ISBN 10077346252X
LC Control Number2004061792

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In , she married her brother Alfred's business partner, Charles Cowden Clarke, and worked with him on Shakespeare studies including her valuable Complete Concordance to Shakespeare. Her First Series of the Girlhood tales of Shakespeare's Heroines was published in ; followed by this Second Series in Seller Inventory # A publication of the Shakespeare yearbook Volume 8 of Hamlet on screen Volume 14 of New studies in the Shakespearean heroine Volume 4 of Opera and Shakespeare Shakespeare and History Volume 16 of Shakespeare and apocrypha Volume 12 of Shakespeare and higher education - a global perspective Volume 15 of Shakespeare and the low countries. Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies. A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and social complexity. Two books that I would recommend are: "Shakespeare's Wife" by Germaine Greer, an excellent look at domestic life in Shakespeare's England, and "Shakespeare And The Goddess Of Complete Being", a madly personal, eccentric and intriguing analysis of the complete Shakespearean canon by .