Shakespeare And The Nature Of Women, Second Edition

Shakespeare And The Nature Of Women, Second Edition

by Juliet Dusinberre
     
 

This is a new, third edition of this pioneering work in feminist and literary criticism. When first published in 1975, Shakespeare and the Nature of Women inaugurated a new wave of Shakespeare scholarship, offering a sustained critique of inherited male thinking about women, theological, literary, and social issues in Shakespeare's plays. Almost thirty years

Overview

This is a new, third edition of this pioneering work in feminist and literary criticism. When first published in 1975, Shakespeare and the Nature of Women inaugurated a new wave of Shakespeare scholarship, offering a sustained critique of inherited male thinking about women, theological, literary, and social issues in Shakespeare's plays. Almost thirty years later, it continues to be the cornerstone of writing about women in this period and the springboard for new research. This new edition includes a new preface, and updated bibliography, and developments in feminist thinking about Shakespeare.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A feminist analysis of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, arguing that Renaissance drama highlights the ways in which the feminine and the masculine are socially constructed. Other topics include chastity, women as property, and disguise and the boy actor. This second edition contains all of the text of the original 1975 edition, plus a chapter tracing contemporary developments in feminist scholarship, Renaissance feminism, and feminist Shakespeare. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312159733
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
05/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
0.85(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author


Juliet Dusinberre is the M.C. Bradbrook Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.

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