Looking for Sex in Shakespeare

Looking for Sex in Shakespeare

by Stanley Wells
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Cambridge University Press
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Looking for Sex in Shakespeare

One of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespearian scholars considers the extent to which sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing relies on interpretation by actors, directors and critics. Tracing interpretations of Shakespearian "bawdy" and "innuendo" from the eighteenth-century to the present, Stanley Wells pays special attention to interpretations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Sonnets and homosexual relationships in the plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521540391
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Patrick Spottiswoode; Preface; Introduction; 1. Lewd Interpreters; 2. The originality of Shakespeare's Sonnets; 3. 'I Think he Loves the World only for him': Men loving Men in Shakespeare's plays.

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