Shakespeare's Feminine Endings: Disfiguring Death in the Tragedies

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Routledge, 12.11.2012 - 216 Seiten
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.
 

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sexual maners and Shakespeares
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Echoic language and tragic identity Hamle1
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tragedy
72
revohttions of time fate and sovereignty
102
Cordelias hond and Britannias missing middle King
135
otes
167
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