Shakespeare and Sexuality
This volume draws together ten important essays which use a variety of approaches and materials to explore the significance of sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Some consider the erotic effect of Shakespeare's language; others are concerned with expressions of desire (male, female, inter-racial, homosexual and heterosexual) in performance as well as text. Many are reprinted from Shakespeare Survey. They are introduced by Ann Thompson's survey of the topic in recent criticism, and conclude with a new essay by Celia Daileader on nudity in Shakespeare films.
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Shakespeare and sexuality
Language and sexuality in Shakespeare
Death and desire in Romeo and Juliet
The legacy of Juliets desire in comedies of the early 1600S
Love in Venice
Male sexuality and misogyny
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