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Courtships, marriage customs, and Shakespeare's comedies

Author: Loreen L Giese
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This study focuses on the courting and marrying behaviors in matrimonial enforcement suits in the London Consistory Court depositions from 1586 to 1611 and in Shakespeare'sThe Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night. Linking these two different kinds of evidence, the book's detailed readings examine the roles available to women and men within courtship and marriage, probe the ways in which they perceived and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loreen L Giese
ISBN: 0312166044 9780312166045
OCLC Number: 63660938
Description: xii, 217 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Consenting adults --
Choosing a spouse --
Determining marital suitability --
Courting behaviors --
Contracting couples --
Assessing public fame & mapping the matrimonial maze
Responsibility: Loreen L. Giese.
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Evidence found in legal and literary texts from early modern England undermines and complicates any notions of a monolithic, stable ideal of female conduct. This study of over 5000 folios of court  Read more...

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"Giese offers a strong and richly-evidenced argument, and the fundamental research will not soon be outdated or overtaken. This book will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of scholars of early Read more...

 
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