Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 by Ann Thompson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900
By Ann Thompson

Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900

An Anthology of Criticism

Edited by See other recent books by Ann Thompson See other recent books by Sasha Roberts
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $33.95
Your Price: $30.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.53 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas

Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 by Ann Thompson

Book Description

Women reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 comprehensively rediscovers a lost tradition of women's writing on Shakespeare. Since Margaret Cavendish published the first critical essay on Shakespeare in 1664, women have written as scholars, critics, editors, performers and popularisers of Shakespeare. Many found in Shakespeare criticism the opportunity to raise a wide variety of issues, ranging from the use of women in society, family life, social relations and ethnic difference. In their different ways, women appropriated Shakespeare to their own ends - not always in step with their male contemporaries. Virtually none of this work is available today; it is unread and unknown. This fascinating anthology draws upon extensive new research to collect for the first time in one volume the Shakespeare criticism of some fifty British and American women writing before 1900. It includes the work of both familiar and unknown names and represents the diversity of literary genres used by women: the scholarly article, the periodical essay, book-length studies, personal memoirs, books for children, school editions. The volume also includes previously unknown Shakespeare illustrations by women, and a general introduction to the development of women's criticism of Shakespeare before 1900.

Buy Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 book by Ann Thompson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780719047046
ISBN-10: 0719047048
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Ann Thompson

Macbeth by Ann Thompson Macbeth, Paperback (February 2014)

A collection of newly commissioned essays on Macbeth, designed to showcase current debates and ideas surrounding the play from a range of international scholars.Key themes and approaches covered include The Text, History and Topicality, Current Critical perspectives and Adaptation and Afterlife.

» View all books by Ann Thompson


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 book by Ann Thompson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson is Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Roehampton Institute, London Sasha Roberts taught at the University of Kent

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ann Thompson close
Midsummer Night's Dream by Ann Thompson
Hamlet: A Critical Reader by Ann Thompson
Decoding Swahili Culture by Ann Thompson
Macbeth by Ann Thompson
Macbeth by Ann Thompson
Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by Ann Thompson
Dowagiac by Ann Thompson
William Shakespeare's
Taming of the Shrew by Ann Thompson
Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by Ann Thompson
Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by Ann Thompson
Recent books by Sasha Roberts close
Reading Shakespeare's Poems in Early Modern England by Sasha Roberts
Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 by Sasha Roberts
BoomerangBooks.com.au close