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A zealous, fundamentalist judge decides to prosecute the couple for sexual immorality based on an obscure law still ... Throughout his career, in his sonnets as well as in his plays, Shakespeare explored sexuality and issues of sexual ...

Author: Stephen P. Thompson

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737769821

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

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This fascinating edition examines the comedies of playwright William Shakespeare through the lens of sexuality. Essays explore topics such as the ambiguity of Shakespeare's sonnets, Renaissance attitudes toward sexuality, themes of misogyny in Taming of the Shrew, and sexual anxiety in Much Ado About Nothing. Modern perspectives on sexuality and courtship are also presented, covering subjects such as social media and dating, modern mythology about the differences between genders, and a decline in American romantic comedies.
2014-04-25 By Stephen P. Thompson

Encouraged to push the envelope, contributors to this essay collection open new avenues of inquiry for the study of gender and sexuality in Shakespeare.

Author: Jennifer Drouin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350108561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Shakespeare / Sex interrogates the relationship between Shakespeare and sex by challenging readers to consider Shakespeare's texts in light of the most recent theoretical approaches to gender and sexuality studies. It takes as its premise that gender and sexuality studies are key to any interpretation of Shakespeare, be it his texts and their historical contexts, contemporary stage and cinematic productions, or adaptations from the Restoration to the present day. Approaching 'sex' from four main perspectives – heterosexuality, third-wave intersectional feminism, queer studies and trans studies – this book tackles a range of key topics, such as medical science, rape culture, the environment, disability, religion, childhood sexuality, race, homoeroticism and trans bodies. The 12 essays range across Shakespeare's poems and plays, including the Sonnets and The Rape of Lucrece, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, Richard III and The Two Noble Kinsmen. Encouraged to push the envelope, contributors to this essay collection open new avenues of inquiry for the study of gender and sexuality in Shakespeare.
2020-11-12 By Jennifer Drouin

We may have 1,000 or so sexual fantasies, but only in some of them are we the cable guy who arrives just as you're getting out of the shower. ... “What is wrong 162 Sexuality in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Author: Gary Wiener

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737763874

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 200

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This informative volume explores William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream through the lens of sexuality. The book examines Shakespeare's life and influences and offers readers a series of essays for consideration on topics related to sexuality, such as the notions of the war between the sexes, taboo sexuality, and the marginalization of women's sexuality. The text also offers readers contemporary perspectives on topics related to sexuality, such as adolescent sexuality, the categorizing of people into sexual classifications, and sex education.
2013-11-08 By Gary Wiener

Informed by contemporary and early modern debates and insights into gender and sexuality, including intersectionality, feminist geography, queer and performance studies and fourth-wave feminism, this book provides a lucid and lively ...

Author: Kate Aughterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474289993

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Shakespeare and Gender guides students and teachers through the complexities of the representation of gender and sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Informed by contemporary debates and insights into gender and sexuality, including intersectionality, feminist geography, queer and performance studies and fourth-wave feminism, this book provides a lucid and lively discussion of how gender and sexual identity are debated, contested and displayed in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Using close textual analysis hand-in-hand with verbal and visual contextual materials, the book offers an accessible and intelligent introduction to how gender debates are integral to the plays and poems, and why we continue to read and perform them with this in mind. Topics and themes discussed include gendering madness, paternity and the patriarchy, sexuality, anxious masculinity, maternal bodies, gender transgression, and kingship and the male body politic.
2020-07-23 By Kate Aughterson

Now Michael Keevak examines such sources as anecdotes, imitations, forgeries, spurious works and portraits to show that this ambiguity has a long and twisted history.

Author: Michael Keevak

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814329756

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Shakespeare's sexuality has always been an ambiguous concept, despite the pleasant fictions of Shakespeare in Love. Now Michael Keevak examines such sources as anecdotes, imitations, forgeries, spurious works and portraits to show that this ambiguity has a long and twisted history.
2001 By Michael Keevak

Details the relation between gender and sexuality in the early modern period, through close readings of Shakespeare's plays.

Author: Valerie Traub

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029278929

Category: Anxiety in literature

Page: 182

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Details the relation between gender and sexuality in the early modern period, through close readings of Shakespeare's plays. From the perspective of recent gay and lesbian theory, Traub explores the psychic and social, individual and institutional.
1992 By Valerie Traub

'Oldwanton' Image of Idlenesse (?1550) F4“ describes how a man hopes to share in his friend's sexual good fortune: ... In Shakespeare, Henry VIII (1613) I.iv.10, Sandys casts an appraising eye over the women dinner-guests: 'had the ...

Author: Gordon Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485113938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Providing an alphabetical listing of sexual language and locution in 16th and 17th-century English, this book draws especially on the more immediate literary modes: the theatre, broadside ballads, newsbooks and pamphlets. The aim is to assist the reader of Shakespearean and Stuart literature to identify metaphors and elucidate meanings; and more broadly, to chart, through illustrative quotation, shifting and recurrent linguistic patterns. Linguistic habit is closely bound up with the ideas and assumptions of a period, and the figurative language of sexuality across this period is highly illuminating of socio-cultural change as well as linguistic development. Thus the entries offer as much to those concerned with social history and the history of ideas as to the reader of Shakespeare or Dryden.
2001-09-13 By Gordon Williams

Gender, Sexuality, and Race Valerie Traub ... The question of Shakespeare's own sexuality, of interest to writers from Oscar Wilde to W. H. Auden, appears in the appendix to Stephen Booth's 1977 edition of the sonnets, where, ...

Author: Valerie Traub

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191019739

Category: Drama

Page: 816

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.
2016-09-08 By Valerie Traub

These values are symbolised by Shakespeare; the fact that the much maligned Jane Brown was not taken to task on her ... The subject of Shakespeare's representation of sexuality is a vexed one in the media; as the Jane Brown case ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349910304

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Page: 170

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2000-12-02 By Deborah Cartmell

In Measure for Measure, Shakespeare uses this image of the sun breeding decay to project Angelo's disgust at his own sexual desires: ... it is I That, lying by the violet in the sun, Do as the carrion does, not as the flower, ...

Author: Charles R. Lyons

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110811018

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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2017-12-04 By Charles R. Lyons