Shakespeare's Feminine Endings

Shakespeare's Feminine Endings

Disfiguring Death in the Tragedies

eBook - 1999
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In this elegant and provocative book, Philippa Berry draws on feminist theory, postmodern thought and queer theory, to challenge existing critical notions of what is 'fundamental' to Shakespearean tragedy. She shows how, through a network of images clustered around feminine or feminized characters, these plays 'disfigure' conventional ideas of death as a bodily end, as their figures of women are interwoven with provocative meditations upon matter, time, the soul, and the body. The scope of these tragic speculations was radical in Shakespeare's day; yet they also have a surprising relevance to contemporary debates about time and matter in science and philosophy.
Publisher: London ; 1999. Routledge,
ISBN: 9781134914944
1134914946
9780203072844
0203072847
9780203313558
0203313550
9780415068956
0415068959
9780415068949
0415068940
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages) : illustrations

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