Shame in Shakespeare
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.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 140 x 216 x 16mm | 363g
- 01 Mar 2002
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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-C. Baker, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Choice, September 2002
"I have already used "Shame in Shakespeare with success in a graduate seminar focused on Shakespeare's tragedies, and the readings energized the class and helped move the students towards an understanding of both heretofore unrealized avenues in Shakespeare studies and the need for precise explication and purposeful research for anyone who ventures into such territories. In addition, this book is consistently engaging, impressively argued, and a true addition to Shakespeare scholarship. I highly recommend this book, partly because the argument is ultimately accessible to such a broad audience, including undergraduate students and any reader who is searching for a fresh psychological prespective on Shakespeare and other texts."
-David Ruiter, University of Texas at El Paso "TheShakespeare Newsletter, Fall 2002
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