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Shakespeare Among the Animals

Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England

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Shakespeare Among the Animals by Bruce Thomas Boehrer
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This title examines the role of animal metaphor in the Shakespeare stage, particularly as such metaphor serves to underwrite various forms of social difference. Working through texts such as Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream", Jonson's "Volpone", and Middleton's "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside", different chapters of the study focus upon the allegedly natural character of femininity, masculinity, and ethnicity, while a fourth chapter considers the nature of the natural world itself as it appears on the Renaissance stage. Addressing each of these topics in turn, this volume explores the notions of cultural order that underlie early modern conceptions of the natural world, and the ideas of nature implicit in early modern social practice.

Author Biography

Bruce Boehrer is Professor of English literature at Florida State University. He is the author of Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England and The Fury of Men's Gullets: Ben Jonson and the Digestive Canal along with numerous scholarly articles. He is also founding editor of the semiannual Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.
Release date NZ
April 15th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
10 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 212 p. 10 illus.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
212
Dimensions
140x216x19
ISBN-13
9780312293437
Product ID
1858774

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