Women in the Age of Shakespeare - The Age of Shakespeare (Hardback)Theresa D. Kemp (author)
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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.
* 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
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 28 mm
"Kemp has produced a fascinating volume for the "Age of Shakespeare" series. . . . Though Kemp's discussions may seem truncated, idiosyncratic, and impressionistic, herein lies the book's greatest strength: she jam-packs the volume with interesting facts and thought-provoking ideas ideally suited to group discussion. The absence of glib study-guide interpretations and quickie plot summaries makes this book more road map than shortcut, the beginning of countless interesting conversations rather than the final word. This book deserves a wide readership. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, faculty, general readers." - Choice
"Meticulous but accessible, this is for the scholar or serious lay reader." - Library Journal
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