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Shakespeare's Problem Plays : All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida - Simon Barker

Shakespeare's Problem Plays

All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida

By: Simon Barker (Editor)


Published: 1st July 2005
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This "New Casebook" offers a selection of contemporary readings of Shakespeare's "problem plays," "All's Well That Ends Well," "Measure for Measure," and "Troilus and Cressida," reflecting the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by these plays. Issues discussed include the meaning of the term "problem play," their historical context, political and cultural significance, and issues of staging and theater history.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
General Editors' Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Shakespeare's Problem Plays: Concepts and Perspectivesp. 21
All's Well That Ends Well and the Tale of the Chivalric Questp. 29
The Political Effects of Gender and Class in All's Well That Ends Wellp. 54
Subjectivity, Desire and Female Friendship in All's Well That Ends Wellp. 74
Transgression and Surveillance in Measure for Measurep. 95
London in Measure for Measurep. 113
Love's Tyranny Inside-out in the Problem Plays: Yours, Mine, and Counter-minep. 126
'Tricks We Play on the Dead': Making History in Troilus and Cressidap. 159
Invading Bodies/Bawdy Exchanges: Disease, Desire, and Representationp. 177
Fragments of Nationalism in Troilus and Cressidap. 199
Further Readingp. 223
Notes on Contributorsp. 226
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780333654279
ISBN-10: 0333654277
Series: New Casebooks (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 1st July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1