RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 6790340 LA English T1 Shakespeare's division of experience A1 French, Marilyn,, PB Summit Books PP New York YR 1981 SN 067144865X 9780671448653 AB William Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently. In his early plays, the so-called masculine qualities of prowess, bravery, and individualism were accorded more respect than "feminine" attributes of mercy, compassion, and intuitiveness. Yet, in his later plays, there is evidence of a reversal in Shakespeare's attitudes, a new fear of the power of the masculine principle and new admiration for the feminine. Marilyn French offers a feminist perspective on each of Shakespeare's plays. More than a brilliantly original literary interpretation, this fascinating volume provides penetrating insight into attitudes toward men, women, love, and power in Western culture. - Publisher.