Shakespeare On Masculinity by Robin Headlam WellsShakespeare On Masculinity by Robin Headlam Wells

Shakespeare On Masculinity

byRobin Headlam Wells

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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Shakespeare on Masculinity is an important and original study of the way Shakespeare's plays engage with a subject that provoked bitter public dispute. Robin Headlam Wells argues that Shakespeare took a skeptical view of the militant-Protestant cult of heroic masculinity. Following a series of brilliant portraits of the dangerously charismatic warrior-hero, Shakespeare turned at the end of his writing career to a different kind of leader. Plays receiving close readings include The Tempest, Henry V, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus.
Title:Shakespeare On MasculinityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031532

ISBN - 13:9780521031530


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The chivalric revival: Henry V and Troilus and Cressida; 2. 'Tender and delicate prince': Hamlet; 3. 'O these men, these men': Othello; 4. 'Arms and the man': Macbeth; 5. 'Flower of warriors': Coriolanus; 6. 'Rarer action': The Tempest; Afterword: historicism and 'presentism'; Select bibliography; Index.