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The Resource Comic women, tragic men : a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare, Linda Bamber

Comic women, tragic men : a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare, Linda Bamber

Label
Comic women, tragic men : a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare
Title
Comic women, tragic men
Title remainder
a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Linda Bamber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book proceeds from the assumption that Shakespeare, so often perceived as the one writer who appears to have transcended the limits of gender, inevitably writes from the perspective of his own gender. From this perspective, whatever represents the Self is necessarily male; and the Other, which challenges the Self, is female. The author's approach gives us a fresh understanding of both Shakespeare's characters and the structure of the plays. The author defines genre in terms of the nature of the challenge offered by the Other to the Self. Using specific plays and characters of Shakespeare, the author shows how in tragedy the Other betrays or appears to betray the Self; in comedy the Other evades the social hierarchies dominated by versions of the male Self; in romance the Other comes and goes, leaving the Self bereft when she is gone and astounding him with happiness when she reappears. History is defined as a genre in which the masculine heroes confront no challenge from the Other but only from each other, from other versions of the Self. The book consists of a long theoretical introduction followed by chapters on comedy, history, and some individual plays: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Coriolanus, and The Tempest
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bamber, Linda
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2989
LC item number
.B3 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
Label
Comic women, tragic men : a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare, Linda Bamber
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comic women, tragic men -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Hamlet -- Macbeth and Coriolanus -- The comic heroine and the avoidance of choice -- 1 Henry VI to Henry V: toward tragedy -- After tragedy: The Tempest
Control code
ocm08624055
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780804711265
Lccn
81051903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)8624055
Label
Comic women, tragic men : a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare, Linda Bamber
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comic women, tragic men -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Hamlet -- Macbeth and Coriolanus -- The comic heroine and the avoidance of choice -- 1 Henry VI to Henry V: toward tragedy -- After tragedy: The Tempest
Control code
ocm08624055
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780804711265
Lccn
81051903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)8624055

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