Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

One of the most intense and painful of our human passions, shame is typically seen in contemporary culture as a disability or a disease to be cured. Shakespeare's ultimately positive portrayal of the emotion challenges this view. Drawing on philosophers and theorists of shame, Shame in Shakespeare analyses 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. The 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 Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus * a polemical discussion of the fortunes of shame in modern literature after Shakespeare. The book presents a Shakespearean vision of shame as the way to the world outside the self. It establishes the continued vitality and relevance of Shakespeare and offers a fresh and exciting way of seeing his tragedies.

Buy Shame in Shakespeare book by Ewan Fernie from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415258289
ISBN-10: 0415258286
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Shame in Shakespeare book by Ewan Fernie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Author Ewan Fernie

Shakespeare for Freedom by Ewan Fernie

Shakespeare for Freedom

Hardback, March 2017
Macbeth by Ewan Fernie


Paperback, May 2016
Thomas Mann and Shakespeare by Ewan Fernie

Thomas Mann and Shakespeare

Hardback, December 2015