Coming of Age in Shakespeare
By (author) Marjorie Garber
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare by Marjorie Garber
Book DescriptionMarjorie Garber examines the rites of passage and maturation patterns--"coming of age"--in Shakespeare's plays. Citing examples from virtually the entire Shakespeare canon, she pays particular attention to the way his characters grow and change at points of personal crisis. Among the crises Garber discusses are: separation from parent or sibling in preparation for sexual love and the choice of husband or wife; the use of names and nicknames as a sign of individual exploits or status; virginity, sexual initiation and the acceptance of sexual maturity, childbearing and parenthood; and, finally, attitudes toward death and dying.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415919081
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Profiling Shakespeare, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Marjorie Garber
Shows the effects, the ephemera, the clues and cues, welcome and unwelcome, out of which Shakespeare's admirers and dedicated scholars have pieced together a vision of the playwright, whether as sage, psychologist, lover, theatrical entrepreneur, or moral authority.
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Author Biography - Marjorie Garber
Marjorie Garber is Professor of English and Director for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard. She is the author of Vested Interests and co-editor of Media Spectacles and Secret Agents, all published by Routledge.
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