Woman as Individual in English Renaissance Drama: A Defiance of the Masculine Code Third Printing

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A critical analysis of the position of women in English Renaissance drama, this book examines the impact of male domination in the drama and non-dramatic treatises of the day and scrutinizes the kaleidoscopic images of women found in selected plays of Shakespeare, Webster, and Middleton. The book shows how the masculine code led to disintegration, defiance, and death for women, and to madness for men. Set against a generalized image of archetypal Eve, woman nevertheless could emerge as an individual, as a ???splendid ...

Woman as Individual in English Renaissance Drama: A Defiance of the Masculine Code Third Printing 2000, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820420097

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