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Women in the Age of Shakespeare - The Age of Shakespeare (Hardback)
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Women in the Age of Shakespeare - The Age of Shakespeare (Hardback)

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Hardback 263 Pages / Published: 14/12/2009
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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

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313343049
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This latest addition to Greenwood Press's The Age of Shakespeare series is an excellent resource for undergraduates showing an interest in women's studies and early modern English literature and culture. . . . Given the thoroughness of this book's scholarship and Kemp's previous publications related to pedagogy, her contribution to this series stands testament to how seriously most of us involved in scholarly research take our teaching responsibilities." - Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
"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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