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Author Weil, Judith.

Title Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays / Judith Weil
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 210 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; CHAPTER 1 Introduction: "Slippery people"; CHAPTER 2 Sons, daughters, and servants; CHAPTER 3 Wives and servants; CHAPTER 4 Friends and servants; CHAPTER 5 Tragic dependencies in King Lear; CHAPTER 6 Freedom, service, and slavery in Macbeth; Epilogue: Some reflections on the Porter; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This is an unusual study of the nature of service and other types of dependency and patronage in Shakespeare's drama. Attentive to a range of historical sources and cultural issues, Weil also emphasizes the linguistic ambiguities created by service relationships and their rich potential for interpretation on the stage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-205) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Household employees.
Dependency (Psychology) in literature.
Household employees in literature.
Household employees -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Household employees -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Master and servant in literature.
Master and servant -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Master and servant -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511115121
0511115679 (electronic bk.)
0511122101 (electronic bk.)
0511484062 (ebook)
0521844053 (hardback)
1280202858
9780511115127
9780511115677 (electronic bk.)
9780511122101 (electronic bk.)
9780511484063 (ebook)
9780521844055 (hardback)
9781280202858
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