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Shakespeare's Problem Plays: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida (New Casebooks)

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This New Casebook offers a selection of contemporary readings of Shakespeare's "problem plays", All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida, reflecting the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by these plays. Issues discussed include the meaning of the term "problem play," their historical context, political and cultural significance, and issues of staging and theater history.

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< div> This < i> New Casebook< /i> offers a selection of contemporary readings of Shakespeare's "problem plays," < i> All's Well That Ends Well< /i> , < i> Measure for Measure< /i> , and < i> Troilus and Cressida< /i> , reflecting the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by these plays. Issues discussed include the meaning of the term "problem play," their historical context, political and cultural significance, and issues of staging and theater history.< br> < /div>

About the Author

Simon Barker is Principal Lecturer in English, University of Gloucestershire.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Shakespeare's Problem Plays: Concepts and Perspectives--V.Thomas * All's Well that Ends Well and the Tale of the Chivalric Quest--L.Scragg * The Political Effects of Gender and Class in All's Well that Ends Well--P.Erickson * Subjectivity, Desire and Female Friendship in All's Well that Ends Well--C.Asp * Transgression and Surveillance in Measure for Measure--J.Dollimore * London in Measure for Measure--L.Marcus * Love's Tyranny Inside-Out in the Problem Plays: Yours, Mine and Counter-Mine--R.Hillman * Tricks we Play on the Dead: Making History in Troilus and Cressida--H.James * Invading Bodies/Bawdy Exchanges: Disease, Desire, and Representation--V.Traub * Fragments of Nationalism in Troilus and Cressida--M.Greenfield

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333654279
Editor:
Barker, Simon J.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Barker, Simon
Author:
Barker, Simon
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
LIT015000
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Tragicomedies
Subject:
Tragicomedy -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
New Casebooks
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , < div> This < i> New Casebook< /i> offers a selection of contemporary readings of Shakespeare's "problem plays," < i> All's Well That Ends Well< /i> , < i> Measure for Measure< /i> , and < i> Troilus and Cressida< /i> , reflecting the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by these plays. Issues discussed include the meaning of the term "problem play," their historical context, political and cultural significance, and issues of staging and theater history.< br> < /div>
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