Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women

Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women

Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women

Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women

Synopsis

In the first full-length study of Shakespeare's Roman plays, Coppeacute;lia Kahn brings to these texts a startling, critical perspective which interrogates the gender ideologies lurking behind 'Roman virtue'. Plays featured include: * Titus Andronicus * Julius Caesar * Antony and Cleopatra * Coriolanus * Cymbeline Setting the Roman works in the dual context of the popular theatre and Renaissance humanism, the author identifies new sources which she analyzes from a historicized feminist perspective. Roman Shakespeare is written in an accessible style and will appeal to scholars and students of Shakespeare and those interested in feminist theory, as well as classicists.
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