A feminist companion to Shakespeare.

Contributor(s): Callaghan, Dympna [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 97.Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016Edition: Second edition / edited by Dympna CallaghanDescription: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118501221; 1118501225; 1118501268 (cloth); 9781118501269 (cloth)Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 | Feminism and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century | Feminism and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century | Sex role in literature | Women in literature | Feminism and literature | Political and social views | Sex role in literature | Women and literature | Women in literature | England | DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | 1500-1699Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminist companion to Shakespeare.DDC classification: 822.3/3 LOC classification: PR2991Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Notes on contributors -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Part I. The history of feminist Shakespeare criticism: 1. The ladies' Shakespeare; 2. Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare critic; 3. Misogyny is everywhere -- Part II. Text and language: 4. Feminist editing and the body of the text; 5. "Made to write 'whore' upon?" Male and female use of the word "whore" in Shakespeare's canon; 6. "A word, sweet Lucrece" confession, feminism, and The Rape of Lucrece -- Part III. Social economies: 7. Gender, class, and the ideology of comic form Much Ado about Nothing and Twelfth Night; 8. Gendered "gifts" in Shakespeare's Belmont: the economies of exchange in early modern England -- Part IV. The great Indian vanishing trick / colonialism, property, and the family in A Midsummer Night's Dream: 9. Race and colonialism; 10. Black ram, white ewe: Shakespeare, race, and women; 11. Sycorax in Algiers: cultural politics and gynecology in early modern England; 12. Black and white, and dread all over: the Shakespeare Theatre's "Photonegative" Othello and the body of Desdemona -- Part V. Performing sexuality: 13. Women and boys playing Shakespeare; 15. Lovesickness, gender, and subjectivity: Twelfth Night and As You Like It; 17. Duncan's corpse -- Part VI. Religion: 18. Others and lovers in The Merchant of Venice; 19. Between idolatry and astrology: modes of temporal repetition in Romeo and Juliet
Part VII. Character, genre, history: 20. Putting on the destined livery: Isabella, Cressida and our virgin/whore obsession; 21. The virginity dialogue in All's Well That Ends Well: feminism, editing, and adaptation; 22. Competitive mourning and female agency in Richard III; 23. Bearing death in The Winter's Tale; 24. Monarchs who cry: the gendered politics of weeping in the English history play; 25. Shakespeare's women and the crisis of beauty -- Part VIII. Appropriating women, appropriating Shakespeare: 26. Women and land: Henry VIII; 27. Desdemona: Toni Morrison's response to Othello; 28. Woman-crafted Shakespeares: appropriation, intermediality, and womanist aesthetics; 29. A thousand voices: performing Ariel.
Abstract: The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare.
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Notes on contributors -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Part I. The history of feminist Shakespeare criticism: 1. The ladies' Shakespeare; 2. Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare critic; 3. Misogyny is everywhere -- Part II. Text and language: 4. Feminist editing and the body of the text; 5. "Made to write 'whore' upon?" Male and female use of the word "whore" in Shakespeare's canon; 6. "A word, sweet Lucrece" confession, feminism, and The Rape of Lucrece -- Part III. Social economies: 7. Gender, class, and the ideology of comic form Much Ado about Nothing and Twelfth Night; 8. Gendered "gifts" in Shakespeare's Belmont: the economies of exchange in early modern England -- Part IV. The great Indian vanishing trick / colonialism, property, and the family in A Midsummer Night's Dream: 9. Race and colonialism; 10. Black ram, white ewe: Shakespeare, race, and women; 11. Sycorax in Algiers: cultural politics and gynecology in early modern England; 12. Black and white, and dread all over: the Shakespeare Theatre's "Photonegative" Othello and the body of Desdemona -- Part V. Performing sexuality: 13. Women and boys playing Shakespeare; 15. Lovesickness, gender, and subjectivity: Twelfth Night and As You Like It; 17. Duncan's corpse -- Part VI. Religion: 18. Others and lovers in The Merchant of Venice; 19. Between idolatry and astrology: modes of temporal repetition in Romeo and Juliet

Part VII. Character, genre, history: 20. Putting on the destined livery: Isabella, Cressida and our virgin/whore obsession; 21. The virginity dialogue in All's Well That Ends Well: feminism, editing, and adaptation; 22. Competitive mourning and female agency in Richard III; 23. Bearing death in The Winter's Tale; 24. Monarchs who cry: the gendered politics of weeping in the English history play; 25. Shakespeare's women and the crisis of beauty -- Part VIII. Appropriating women, appropriating Shakespeare: 26. Women and land: Henry VIII; 27. Desdemona: Toni Morrison's response to Othello; 28. Woman-crafted Shakespeares: appropriation, intermediality, and womanist aesthetics; 29. A thousand voices: performing Ariel.

The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare.

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