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Author Rackin, Phyllis.

Title Shakespeare and women / Phyllis Rackin
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (168 pages)
Series Oxford Shakespeare topics
Oxford Shakespeare topics.
Contents A usable history -- The place(s) of women in Shakespeare's world : historical fact and feminist interpretation -- Our canon, ourselves -- Boys will be girls -- The lady's reeking breath -- Shakespeare's timeless women
Summary Shakespeare and Women challenges a number of current assumptions about Shakespeare and women, including the women in his family, the women who worked in the London theatre industry, the female characters in his plays, and the dark lady of the Sonnets. It argues that the current scholarly emphasis on patriarchal power, male misogyny, and women's oppression may tell us more about ourselves than about the world Shakespeare inhabited and the worlds he created in his. plays. - ;Shakespeare and Women situates Shakespeare's female characters in multiple historical contexts, ranging from the early mod
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-144) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Family.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Relations with women.
Sex role in literature.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in literature.
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005000184
ISBN 0191513911 (electronic bk.)
0198186940 (Paper)
0198711980 (Cloth)
9780191513916 (electronic bk.)
9780198186946 (Paper)
9780198711988 (Cloth)