Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

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These essays mount a powerful critique of the tragic hero as representative of the errors and sufferings of humankind. From a variety of critical perspectivesA‘including feminist new historicism, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, and autobiographical criticismA‘authors examine Shakespeare's construction of tragic subjectivity, the location of women in the scene of tragic action, and the social discourses that combine to elevate the hero's status while marginalizing, silencing, or eliminating female authority and presence. While considering Shakespeare's earliest attempts at tragedy in Richard III and Titus Andronicus, this volume also covers the major tragic period, giving special attention to Othello.The contributors are Janet Adelman, Linda Charnes, Carol Cook, Sara Eaton, Shirley Nelson Garner, Gayle Greene, Margo Hendricks, CoppA½lia Kahn, Carol Thomas Neely, Lena Cowen Orlin, Phyllis Rackin, Mary Beth Rose, and Madelon Sprengnether.Tragic Subjects * significantly absent; in my reading, female power over Macbeth becomes the sign (rather than the ... of maternal nurturance in Macbeth, my understanding of the play is very much indebted to her classic essay aquot; a#39;I wooed theeanbsp;...

Title:Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender
Author: Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1996

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