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Author Rackin, Phyllis.

Title Shakespeare and women / Phyllis Rackin.

Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  822.33 DR115s 2005    ---  Available
Description 168 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Oxford Shakespeare topics
Oxford Shakespeare topics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [138]-144) and index.
Contents A usable history -- The place(s) of women in Shakespeare's world : historical fact and feminist interpretation -- Our canon, ourselves -- Boys will be girls -- The lady's reeking breath -- Shakespeare's timeless women.
Summary "Phyllis Rackin challenges a number of current assumptions about Shakespeare and women, including the women in his family, the women who worked in the London theatre industry, the female characters in his plays, and the dark lady of the sonnets. She argues that the current scholarly emphasis on patriarchal power, male misogyny, and women's oppression may tell us more about ourselves than about the world Shakespeare inhabited and the worlds he created in his plays."--Jacket.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Relations with women.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Family.
Sex role in literature.
Women in literature.
ISBN 0198711980 (acid-free paper)
9780198711988 (acid-free paper)
0198186940 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780198186946 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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