Shakespeare, Love and Service
By (author) David Schalkwyk
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Shakespeare, Love and Service by David Schalkwyk
Book DescriptionPeter Laslett's comment, in The World We Have Lost, that in the early modern period 'every relationship could be seen as a love-relationship' presents the governing idea of this book. In an analysis that includes Shakespeare's sonnets and a wide range of his plays from The Comedy of Errors to The Winter's Tale, David Schalkwyk looks at the ways in which the personal, affective relations of love are informed by the social, structural interactions of service. Showing that service is not a 'class' concept, but rather determined the fundamental conditions of identity across the whole society, the book explores the inter-penetration of structure and effect in relationships as varied as monarch and subject, aristocrat and personal servant, master and slave, husband and wife, and lover and beloved, in the light of differences of rank, gender and sexual identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521886390
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Schalkwyk
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Shakespeare, Love and Service, Paperback (November 2012)
An examination of the interaction of love and service in Shakespeare's poems and plays.
Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by David Schalkwyk
David Schalkwyk offers a sustained reading of Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to his plays.
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Author Biography - David Schalkwyk
David Schalkwyk is Professor in the Department of English, University of Cape Town.
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