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Poor women in Shakespeare

Poor women in Shakespeare

Author: Fiona McNeill
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] Cambridge University Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Poor women do not fit easily into the household in Shakespeare. They shift in and out of marriages and households; never the main character but always evoking the ever-present problem of female  Read more...

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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona McNeill
ISBN: 9780521868860 0521868866
OCLC Number: 1014527812
Notes: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006037411.html
Description: XI, 255 p. ill. 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: maid, wife, and widow: re-organizing early modern women; 1. Free and bound maids: poor women in early industrial England; 2. Pregnant maids: the new bastardy laws; 3. Playhouse, courtroom, and pulpit: poor women in the news; 4. Masterless women in early modern London; 5. Poor women in the New World; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Fiona McNeill.


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'For McNeill, 'the drama provides a living document of the changing economic conditions of ... 'early capitalism', which forced poor women to shift into the limited freedom of provisional labor and Read more...

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