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The Resource Women in the age of Shakespeare, Theresa D. Kemp

Women in the age of Shakespeare, Theresa D. Kemp

Label
Women in the age of Shakespeare
Title
Women in the age of Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Theresa D. Kemp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a look at the lives of Elizabethan era women in the context of the great female characters in the works of William Shakespeare. Portia and Kate, Ophelia and Desdemona, Cleopatra and Lady Macbeth, the beautifully realized women in Shakespeare's plays continue to captivate us, relevant and revealing even today, centuries after their creation. They also offer us a window into the realities of daily life for women across the social spectrum during Shakespeare's own time. This volume shows the influence of the world William Shakespeare lived in on the worlds he created for the stage, this time by focusing on women in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras in general and in Shakespeare's works in particular. It explores the ancient and medieval ideas that Shakespeare drew upon in creating his great comedic and tragic heroines. It then looks at how these ideas intersected with the lived experiences of women of Shakespeare's time, followed by a close look at the major female characters in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Later chapters consider how these characters have been enacted on stage and in film, interpreted by critics and scholars, and reimagined by writers in our own time. It includes over 30 excerpts from letters and diaries, plays, poems, educational and religious treatises, and legal documents from the 16th and 17th centuries; Presents photos of actors playing female Shakespearean characters, including Emma Thompson, Claire Danes, Sarah Bernhardt, and Peggy Ashcroft; Compares and contrasts Shakespeare's female characters with real women of Shakespeare's time; Analyzes a number of excerpts from primary documents, not only from Shakespeare's plays but other dramas, sermons, female authored letters and diary entries, and other sources; Looks at how actors, directors, scholars, critics, and creative writers have interpreted Shakespeare's female characters over time. -- From publisher
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DLC
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Kemp, Theresa D
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2991
LC item number
.K46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The age of Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women in literature
Label
Women in the age of Shakespeare, Theresa D. Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Contents
Women in classical antiquity and the Middle Ages -- Women in Shakespeare's world -- Women in Shakespeare's works -- Shakespearean women in performance -- Scholarship and criticism -- Primary documents
Control code
ocn431935800
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780313343049
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009033626
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1226141
  • (OCoLC)431935800
Label
Women in the age of Shakespeare, Theresa D. Kemp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Contents
Women in classical antiquity and the Middle Ages -- Women in Shakespeare's world -- Women in Shakespeare's works -- Shakespearean women in performance -- Scholarship and criticism -- Primary documents
Control code
ocn431935800
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780313343049
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009033626
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1226141
  • (OCoLC)431935800

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