Writing Renaissance Queens: Texts by and about Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots

Synopsis

Hopkins (English, Sheffield Hallam U., the UK), who writes with refreshing verve and enthusiasm, delves with intimate familiarity into texts by and about Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots to show how these queens were imagined, how they stood in relation to their male counterparts, and how they themselves constructed their particular royal identities. Much of the analysis mines the rich stories and characters of Spenser's and Shakespeare's plays. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)