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Published: 07 September 2000

192 Pages | 4 halftones and 2 line drawings


ISBN: 9780198711896

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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

  • An accessible account of the numerous different kinds of masculine identity in Shakespeare's plays
  • Places Shakespeare's protagonists in the context of early modern views of the body, drawing on contemporary medical, ethical, and social ideas
  • Unlike previous writers on the subject, Smith deploys a range of different critical approaches to the subject, and shows how stage productions - both at different historical times and in different countries - can challenge and modify our conception of the masculine in Shakespeare.

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