Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters

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Women of Will is a fierce and funny exploration of Shakespeare's understanding of the feminine. Tina Packer, one of our foremost Shakespeare experts, shows that Shakespeare began, in his early comedies, by writing women as shrews to be tamed or as sweet little things with no independence of thought. The women of the history plays are much more interesting, beginning with Joan of Arc. Then, with the extraordinary Juliet, there is a dramatic shift: suddenly Shakespeare's women have depth, motivation, and understanding of ...

Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters 2016, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780307745347

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