Shakespeare and the Language of Food: A Dictionary (Continuum Shakespeare Dictionaries)

Shakespeare and the Language of Food: A Dictionary (Continuum Shakespeare Dictionaries)

By: Joan Fitzpatrick (author)Hardback

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This is a detailed historical analysis of Shakespeare and food that provides fascinating insights into early modern attitudes to the body and domestic life. This dictionary is the first to analyze Shakespeare's language of food. It provides an historically accurate account of the role of food in early modern culture and the way this intersected with Shakespeare's writings and introduces contemporary ideas that informed the representations of food and feeding in his plays and poems. Drawing on early modern dietaries as well as other sources including religious sermons and tracts, legal documents, recipe books and conduct manuals, it provides the historical and cultural context to Shakespeare's depictions of food and feeding. This comprehensive analysis of Shakespeare and food also offers fascinating insights into early modern attitudes to food, drink, the body and domestic life. "The Continuum Shakespeare Dictionary" series provides authoritative guides to major subject-areas covered by the poetry and plays. The dictionaries provide readers with a comprehensive guide to the topic under discussion, especially its contemporary meanings, and to its occurrence and significance in Shakespeare's works. Comprehensive bibliographies accompany many of the items. Entries range from a few lines in length to mini-essays, providing the opportunity to explore an important literary or historical concept or idea in depth.

About Author

Joan Fitzpatrick is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Northampton, UK. Her most recent book is Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays (Ashgate, 2007).

Contents

Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Abbreviations; A-Z entries; Select Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441179982
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781441179982
  • ISBN10: 1441179984

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