Description - Shame in Shakespeare by Ewan Fernie
Drawing on philosophers and theorists of shame, Shame in Shakespeare analyzes the shame and humiliation suffered by the tragic hero, providing not only a new approach to Shakespeare but a committed and provocative argument for reclaiming shame. This volume provides: an account of previous traditions of shame and of the Renaissance context a thematic map of the rich manifestations of both masculine and feminine shame in Shakespeare detailed readings of Hamlet , Othello , and King Lear an analysis of the limitations of Roman shame in Anthony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus a polemical discussion of the fortunes of shame in modern literature after Shakespeare.
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Author Biography - Ewan Fernie
Ewan Fernie is lecturer in English at the Queen's University of Belfast. He is the author of several articles on Renaissance literature and culture.