Shakespeare's Problem Plays: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida by Simon BarkerShakespeare's Problem Plays: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida by Simon Barker

Shakespeare's Problem Plays: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida

bySimon Barker

Paperback | April 28, 2005

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ThisNew Casebookoffers a selection of contemporary readings of Shakespeare's 'Problem Plays',All's Well That Ends Well,Measure for Measure, andTroilus and Cressida, reflecting the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by these plays. Issues discussed include the meaning of the term 'Problem Play', the historical context and political and cultural significance of the plays, and issues of staging and theatre history.
SIMON BARKER is Principal Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
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Title:Shakespeare's Problem Plays: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and CressidaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.57 inPublished:April 28, 2005Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333654285

ISBN - 13:9780333654286

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction; S.Barker.- Shakespeare's Problem Plays: Concepts and Perspectives; V.Thomas.- All's Well That Ends Well and the Tale of the Chivalric Quest; L.Scragg.- The Political Effects of Gender and Class in All's Well That Ends Well; P.Erickson.- Subjectivity, Desire and Female Friendship in All's Well That Ends Well; C.Asp.- Transgression and Surveillance in Measure for Measure; J.Dollimore.- London in Measure for Measure; L.S.Marcus.- Love's Tyranny Inside-Out in the Problem Plays: Yours, Mine and Counter-Mine; R.Hillman.- 'Tricks we Play on the Dead': Making History in Troilus and Cressida; H.James.- Invading Bodies.- Bawdy Exchanges: Disease, Desire, and Representation; V.Traub.- Fragments of Nationalism in Troilus and Cressida; M.Greenfield.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.