Shakespeare, Sex And The Print Revolution / Edition 1

Shakespeare, Sex And The Print Revolution / Edition 1

by Gordon Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0485121212

ISBN-13: 9780485121216

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book investigates how the sexual element in Shakespeare's works is complicated and compromised by the impact of print. Whether the issue is one of censorship and evasion or sexual redefinition, the fact that Shakespeare wrote in the first century of popular print is crucial. Out of the newly-accessible classical canon he creates a reconstituted idea of the

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This book investigates how the sexual element in Shakespeare's works is complicated and compromised by the impact of print. Whether the issue is one of censorship and evasion or sexual redefinition, the fact that Shakespeare wrote in the first century of popular print is crucial. Out of the newly-accessible classical canon he creates a reconstituted idea of the sexual temptress; and out of the Counter-Reformation propaganda he fashions his own complex thinking about the prostitute. Shakespeare's theatrical scripts, meeting-ground fro the spoken and written word, contribute powerfully to those socio-sexual debates which had been re-energized by print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780485121216
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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