Shakespeare and Sexuality by Catherine M. S. AlexanderShakespeare and Sexuality by Catherine M. S. Alexander

Shakespeare and Sexuality

EditorCatherine M. S. Alexander, Stanley Wells

Paperback | October 8, 2001

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This volume draws together ten important essays which use a variety of approaches and materials to explore the significance of sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Some consider the erotic effect of Shakespeare's language; others are concerned with expressions of desire (male, female, inter-racial, homosexual and heterosexual) in performance as well as text. Many are reprinted from Shakespeare Survey. They are introduced by Ann Thompson's survey of the topic in recent criticism, and conclude with a new essay by Celia Daileader on nudity in Shakespeare films.
Title:Shakespeare and SexualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:October 8, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521804752

ISBN - 13:9780521804752


Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare and sexuality Ann Thompson; 2. Language and sexuality in Shakespeare William C. Carroll; 3. Death and desire in Romeo and Juliet Lloyd Davis; 4. The legacy of Juliet's desire in comedies of the early 1600s Mary Bly; 5. Love in Venice Catherine Belsey; 6. Male sexuality and misogyny Michael Hattaway; 7. Consummation, custom and law in All's Well that Ends Well Subha Mukherji; 8. The scandal of Shakespeare's Sonnets Margreta de Grazia; 9. Representing sexuality in Shakespeare's plays John Russell Brown; 10. Nude Shakespeare in film and nineties popular feminism Celia R. Daileader.

Editorial Reviews

"...all [of the essays] are stimulating." Ben Jonson Journal