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Published: 24 August 2013

224 Pages

8.0 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199642359

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Shakespeare and Outsiders

Marianne Novy

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

  • Comprehensive account of outsiders in Shakespeare's work
  • Considers outsiders ostracised for a number of reasons including race, religion, gender, age, social status, illegitimacy, and psychology, allowing readers to draw interesting parallels between seemingly different characters
  • Analyzes how the position of an outsider is relative and not fixed, helping the reader to understand the dynamics of Shakespeare's plays and the societies that they portray
  • Highlights the context for Shakespeare's concepts of otherness
  • Engages with both past and recent criticism, as well as with adaptations on stage and screen