Shakespeare Without Women

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Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation, and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this exhilarating and challenging book, Callaghan focuses on the implications of absence and

exclusion in several of Shakespeare's works:

*the exclusion of the female body from Twelfth Night

*the impersonation...

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Overview

Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation, and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this exhilarating and challenging book, Callaghan focuses on the implications of absence and

exclusion in several of Shakespeare's works:

*the exclusion of the female body from Twelfth Night

*the impersonation of the female voice in the original performances of the plays

*racial impersonation in Othello

*echoes of the removal of the Gaelic Irish in

The Tempest

*the absence of women on stage and in public life as shown in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

July/August 2000)

Shakespeare should be looking for (Terence Hawkes, Series Editor of Accents on Shakespeare ...no reader of this bookwill say that he or she has not been mentally challenged by its direct approach to the subject matter. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates and

falculty. Splendid plates and extensive notes and bibliograpy. - July 2000)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415202329
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/1999
  • Series: Accents on Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cleopatra had a way with Her 1. And All is Semblatice a Women's Part: Body Politics and Twelfth Night 2. The Castrator's Song: Female Impersonation on the Early Modern Stage 3. 'Othello was a White Man': Properties of Race on Shakespeare's Stage 4. Irish Memories in The Tempest 5. What is an Audience? Bibliography Index

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