Learning, Wit and Wisdom of Shakespeare's Renaissance Women (Studies in Renaissance Literature v. 14)

Learning, Wit and Wisdom of Shakespeare's Renaissance Women (Studies in Renaissance Literature v. 14)

By: John W. Crawford (author)Hardback

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A careful study of Shakespeare's plays shows that his renaissance women break the typical sterotype of the day. Women such as Portia, Hermia and Juliet do not fit the pattern of the limitations to women in a man's world. Many of the females solve problems that were unsolved by male characters, and in this sense serve as subtle mentors.

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Contents

The education of Renaissance women; looking forward to Shakespeare's women of wit; the education of renaissance women - negative changes under James I; Secondary wisdom - the role of women as mentors in Shakespeare's plays; Portia - re-evaluated portrait; the simultaneous depersonalization and indivdualization of Shakespeare's Hermia and Juliet; writing women and reading the renaissance; images of women in Shakespeare's plays; "when Men are rul'd by women" - Shakespeare's first tetralogy; "intercepting the dew-drop" - femal readers and reading in Anna Jameson's Shakespearean critcism; the critic's discover Shakespeare's woman.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780773487376
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780773487376
  • ISBN10: 0773487379

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