Shakespeare and Masculinity by Bruce R. Smith
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Shakespeare and Masculinity
By Bruce R. Smith

Shakespeare and Masculinity

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Shakespeare and Masculinity by Bruce R. Smith

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare. Richard III, Romeo, Prince Harry, Malvolio, Hamlet, Lear, Antony, Coriolanus, Prospero: Shakespeare's roster of male protagonists is astonishingly various. Shakespeare and Masculinity juxtaposes these memorable characters with the medical beliefs, ethical ideals, and social realities that shaped masculine identity for Shakespeare, as for his fellow actors and their audiences. At the same time it explores the process of male self-definition against various sorts of 'others' - women, foreigners, social inferiors, sodomites. Reflecting the truth that the plays' principal existence is in the live theatre, the book finishes with a transhistorical, multicultural survey of how masculinity has been performed in productions of Shakespeare's plays - in France, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, and elsewhere - and with a challenge to imagine masculinity in fuller and more satisfying ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198711889
ISBN-10: 0198711883
Format: Hardback
(212mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Key of Green by Bruce R. Smith Key of Green, Hardback (January 2009)

From Shakespeare's 'green-eyed monster' to the 'green thought in a green shade' in Andrew Marvell's "The Garden," the color green was curiously prominent and resonant in English culture during the 16th and 17th centuries. This title considers the significance of the color in the literature, visual arts, and popular culture of early modern England.

Phenomenal Shakespeare by Bruce R. Smith Phenomenal Shakespeare, Hardback (October 2007)

In Phenomenal Shakespeare, leading Shakespeare scholar Bruce R. Smith presents an original account for the ways in which Shakespeare's poems and plays continue to resonate with audiences, readers and scholars because of their engagement with the whole body, not just the reading mind.

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Author Biography - Bruce R. Smith

Bruce R. Smith is Professor of English at Georgetown University.

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