The Resource Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution, Gordon Williams

Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution, Gordon Williams

Label
Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution
Title
Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 propaganda he fashions his own complex thinking about the prostitute. Shakespeare's theatrical scripts, meeting-ground for the spoken and written word, contribute powerfully to those socio-sexual debates which had been re-energized by print
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.W49 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Shakespeare, sex and the print revolution, Gordon Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-266) and index
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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
Control code
000011829349
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 274 p.
Isbn
9780485114959
Lccn
95031871 //r98
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.b17967843
System control number
  • 33217006690573
  • (OCoLC)32923687

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