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Shakespeare and Sexuality by Catherine M. S. Alexander
Book DescriptionThis volume draws together ten important essays which use a variety of approaches and materials to explore the significance of sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Some consider the erotic effect of Shakespeare's language in his use of metaphor and the transgressive riddle and pun. Others are concerned with expressions of desire (male, female, inter-racial, homosexual and heterosexual) in performance as well as text. A radical re-reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets shifts the sexual focus from a male lover to a black woman. The essays, many of which are reprinted from Shakespeare Survey, are introduced by Ann Thompson's freshly considered survey of the topic in recent criticism, and conclude with a new account by Celia Daileader of nudity in Shakespeare films.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521804752
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The treasures of William Shakespeare, Hardback (March 2014)
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Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by Catherine M. S. Alexander
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Author Biography - Catherine M. S. Alexander
Catherine M. S. Alexander is Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon and Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. She has written on eighteenth-century appropriations of Shakespeare and is the co-editor with Stanley Wells of Shakespeare and Race (Cambridge, 2000). Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare, co-author of William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion (1987), author of Shakespeare: A Dramatic Life (1995), co-editor with Catherine M. S. Alexander of Shakespeare and Race (Cambridge, 2000) and co-editor with Margreta de Grazia of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2001).
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