Shakespeare's Sexual Comedy: A Mirror for Lovers

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Contents
Early Warning I
i.
Shakespeare's Relevance 4
ii.
The Sonnets: Reversal of Expectations in Love 15
iii.
Sexual Norms Revised 48
The Comedy of Errors, or the Penalties of Virtue 48
Love's Labour's Lost: Intellectual Lovers Derided 64
The Taming of the Shrew, or How a Talented Woman Can Become a Successful Wife and Be Happy 83
iv.
Low Love and High Passion 102
Bottom as Romeo 102
Triangles in The Sonnets and The Merchant of Venice123
Rosalind, Helena, and Isabella: the Descent to Sexual Realities 137
Desdemona, and Cleopatra's Escape from Tragic Virtue 158
v.
Shakespeare and Modern Sexuality: Albee's Virginia Woolf and Much Ado177
vi.
The Self as Work of Art 197
References 209

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