Reading Shakespeare Historically

Overview

"A splendid collection of essays by one of the most distinguished and original scholars on both sides of the Atlantic." --Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University "Lisa Jardine is an exhilarating guide to the critical controversies and new perspectives that have recently transformed our understanding of Shakespeare." --Stephen Greenblatt, UC-Berkeley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134780617
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 'Why Should He Call Her Whore?': Defamation and Desdemona's case 19
2 'No Offence i' th' World': Unlawful marriage in Hamlet 35
3 Cultural Confusion and Shakespeare's Learned Heroines: 'These are old paradoxes' 48
4 Twins and Travesties: Gender, dependency and sexual availability in Twelfth Night 65
5 Reading and the Technology of Textual Affect: Erasmus's familiar letters and Shakespeare's King Lear 78
6 Alien Intelligence: Mercantile exchange and knowledge transactions in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta 98
7 Companionate Marriage Versus Male Friendship: Anxiety for the lineal family in Jacobean drama 114
8 Unpicking the Tapestry: The scholar of women's history as Penelope among her suitors 132
9 Conclusion: What happens in Hamlet? 148
Notes 158
Index 201
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