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Plays on Women : Anon, Arden of Faver - Kathleen McLuskie

Plays on Women

Anon, Arden of Faver

By: Kathleen McLuskie (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th November 1999
ISBN: 9780719016462
Number Of Pages: 432

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Based on the original and authoritative Revels texts, "Plays on Women" brings together four plays that dramatize the lives of women in Shakespeare's England. Presenting both domestic tragedy and city comedy, the anthology depicts women as witty tricksters and heart-breaking victims, adulteresses and faithful wives. In each play, the women break out of familiar roles, challenging both theatrical and social convention to offer the pleasures of laughter, pathos and suspense. McLuskie's introduction uses the latest interdisciplinary research to explore the dynamic relationship between women, the theatre and the social world. The annotation unravels the complexities of language and performance that sustain the plays' stunning theatrical power.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Chaste Maid in Cheapsidep. 67
The Roaring Girlp. 151
Arden of Favershamp. 269
A Woman Killed with Kindnessp. 349
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ISBN: 9780719016462
ISBN-10: 0719016460
Series: Revels Student Editions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 18th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.56