Shakespeare on love & lust (Book, 2000) []
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Shakespeare on love & lust

Shakespeare on love & lust

Author: Maurice Charney
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The complex and sometimes contradictory expressions of love in Shakespeare's works - ranging from the serious to the absurd and back again - arise primarily from his dramatic and theatrical flair rather than from a unified philosophy of love. Untangling his witty, bawdy (and ambiguous) treatment of love, sex, and desire requires a sharp eye and a steady hand. In Shakespeare on Love & Lust, Maurice Charney delves  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Liebe; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Charney
ISBN: 0231104286 9780231104289 0231104294 9780231104296
OCLC Number: 40869796
Description: vii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Falling in love : conventions --
2. Love doctrine in the comedies --
3. Love doctrine in the problem plays --
4. Love doctrine in the tragedies --
5. Enemies of love --
6. Gender definitions --
7. Homeoerotic discourses --
8. Love and lust : sexual wit.
Other Titles: Shakespeare on love and lust
Responsibility: Maurice Charney.


Shakespeare's witty, bawdy-and ambiguous-treatment of love, sex, and desire, brilliantly untangled by a leading Shakespeare scholar.  Read more...


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Provides beginners with an informative and readable introduction to Shakespeare's handling of the themes of love and lust, and advanced scholars with thoughtful new material. Choice Places the era's Read more...

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