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Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution

Author: Gordon Williams
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates how the sexual element in Shakespeare's works is complicated and compromised by the impact of print. Whether the issue is one of censorship and evasion or sexual redefinition, the fact that Shakespeare wrote in the first century of popular print is crucial. Out of the newly-accessible classical canon he creates a reconstituted idea of the sexual temptress; and out of Counter-Reformation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Williams
ISBN: 048511495X 9780485114959 0485121212 9780485121216
OCLC Number: 32923687
Description: ix, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Shakespearean Images and the Paradox of Print. 1. The Shakespearean Reputation. 2. Performance versus Text. 3. Censorship and Evasion. 4. The First Print Era: Reader-Spectator as Voyeur --
pt. II. Shakespeare and the Classics. 5. Roman Rapes. 6. Sexual Temptresses. 7. Trojan Whores. 8. Cupid-Adonis: 'Prettie Boyes' and 'Unlawfull Joyes'. 9. Pox and Gold: Timon's New World Heritage --
pt. III. The Sexual Reformation. 10. The Education of Women: Textual Authority or Sexual Licence. 11. Othello, Cuckoldry and the Doctrine of Generality. 12. Class and Courtship Ritual in Much Ado. 13. Honest Whores, or the State as Brothel.
Responsibility: Gordon Williams.

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Investigates how the sexual element in Shakespeare's works is complicated and compromised by the impact of print. Shakespeare's theatrical scripts, meeting-ground for the spoken and written word,  Read more...

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