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Shakespeare Without Women : Accents on Shakespeare - Dympna Callaghan

Shakespeare Without Women

Accents on Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 18th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415202329
Number Of Pages: 236

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"Shakespeare Without Women" is a controversial study of female impersonation, and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this exhilarating and challenging book, Callaghan focuses on the implications of absence and exclusion in several of Shakespeare's works:
*the exclusion of the female body from "Twelfth Night"
*the impersonation of the female voice in the original performances of the plays
*racial impersonation in "Othello"
*echoes of the removal of the Gaelic Irish in "The" "Tempest"
*the absence of women on stage and in public life as shown in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

I have personally purchased and studied every one of the new Accents on Shakespeare volumes in the new series edited by Terence Hawkes and repeatedly turn to them as resources for my own research and teaching. My students - graduate and undergraduate alike - find them invaluable, as I do. They are remarkably comprehensive, timely, and informative, and essential way to keep current with the fundamental ideas in Shakespearean criticism.

Introduction: Cleopatra had a way with Her
And All is Semblatice a Women's Part: Body Politics and Twelfth Night
The Castrator's Song: Female Impersonation on the Early Modern Stage
'Othello was a White Man': Properties of Race on Shakespeare's Stage
Irish Memories in The Tempest
What is an Audience?
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415202329
ISBN-10: 0415202329
Series: Accents on Shakespeare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 18th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1