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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)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2005
ISBN: 9780333654286
Number Of Pages: 237

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This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of contemporary critical readings of Shakespeare's three 'problem plays': All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Trolius and Cressida. Together, they reflect the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by the plays, and discuss a variety of key issues. These include the meaning of the term 'problem play', the historical context and political and cultural significance of the plays, as well as issues of staging and theatre history. The volume also provides a helpful introduction which guides the reader through the critical approaches, terms and debates, as well as explanatory notes for each essay and a useful section on further reading.

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: 9780333654286
ISBN-10: 0333654285
Series: New Casebooks (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1