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Reading Shakespeare Historically - Lisa Jardine

Reading Shakespeare Historically

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415134897
Number Of Pages: 216

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Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates the key social and political issues of today.
Lisa Jardine re-reads Renaissance drama in its historical and cultural context, from laws of defamation in Othello to the competing loyalties of companionate marriage and male friendship in The Changeling. In doing so she reveals a wealth of new insights, sometimes surprising but always original and engrossing. At the same time, these essays also provide a fascinating account of the rise of feminist scholarship since the 1980s and the diversifying of new historicist' approaches over the same period.

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..."the historicizings are helpful, interesting and erudite...." -Modern Philology "A splendid collection of essays by one of the most distinguished and original scholars on both sides of the Atlantic - "Natalie Zemon, Princeton University Lisa Jardine is an exhilarating guide to the critical controversies and new perspectives that have recently trabsformed our understanding of Shakespeare - "Stephen Greenblatt, UC Berkeley."

'Why should he call her whore?': Defamation and Desdemona's case
'No offence i' th' world': Unlawful marriage in Hamlet
Cultural confusion and Shakespeare's learned heroines: 'These are old paradoxes'
Twins and travesties: Gender, dependency and sexual availability in Twelfth Night
Reading and the technology of textual affect Eramus's familiar letters and Shakespeare's King Lear
Alien intelligence: Mercantile exchange and knowledge transactions in Marlowe's Jew of Malta
Companionate marriage versus male friendship: Anxiety for the lineal family in Jacobean drama Coda: Unpicking the tapestry - The scholar of women's history as Penelope among her suitors
Conclusion: What happens in Hamlet?
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ISBN: 9780415134897
ISBN-10: 0415134897
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 28th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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