Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study by Edward BerryShakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study by Edward Berry

Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study

byEdward Berry

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Shakespeare and the Hunt is the first book-length study of Shakespeare's works in relation to the culture of the hunt in Elizabethan and Jacobean society. Situating Shakespeare's works in this rich cultural context, Berry illuminates the plays from fresh angles. He explores, for example, the role of poaching in The Merry Wives of Windsor; the paradox of pastoral hunting in As You Like It; the intertwining of hunting and politics in The Tempest; and the gendered language of falconry in The Taming of the Shrew.
Edward Berry is Professor of English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
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Title:Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030587

ISBN - 13:9780521030588

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Glossary; 1. Introduction: the culture of the hunt and Shakespeare; 2. Huntresses in Venus and Adonis and Love's Labour Lost; 3. 'Solemn' hunting in Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar; 4. The 'manning' of Katherine: falconry in The Taming of the Shrew; 5. The 'rascal' Falstaff in Windsor; 6. Pastoral hunting in As You Like It; 7. Political hunting: Prospero and James I; 8. Conclusion: Shakespeare on the culture of the hunt; Notes; Index.

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"[This] is the first and only study of early modern hunting culture." Studies in English Literature