Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2013

288 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719047046

Bookseller Code (06)


Women reading Shakespeare 1660-1900

An anthology of criticism

Ann Thompson and Sasha Roberts

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Rediscovers a lost tradition of women's writing about Shakespeare
  • Provides an overview of previously neglected work, a precursor to today's feminist criticism
  • Offers a unique collection of the unknown writings of over 50 British and American women from 1660 to 1900: scholars, critics, editors, performers, educators, and popularisers of his work
  • In addition to championing Shakespeare's heroines as pre-feminist models, these women use them to discuss issues relating to the education of girls, the position of women in marriage, and the relation of women to men in society as a whole

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