The Women of Shakespeare's Plays: Analysis of the Role of the Women in Selected Plays with Plot Synopses and Selected One Act Plays (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 1993 - Drama - 192 pages
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This book analyzes, through easy-to-follow play synopses, the strengths and weaknesses of the female protagonists as they impact not only the plot of Shakespeare's plays but the male protagonist. Selected, condensed one-act versions of the plays are provided in order to enrich the discussion of the play, to stimulate in reading the play in its entirety, and to provide a springboard for group discussion of the play and the impact of the women. Contents: William Shakespeare: His Art, Life and Times; The Women of Shakespeare's Plays: An Overview; The Comedy of Errors; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Julius Caesar; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello the Moor of Venice; The Taming of the Shrew; Antony and Cleopatra; Twelfth Night or What You Will; Romeo and Juliet; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bibliography.
  

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The most piss-poor, secondary-school-level, abortion of a book of criticism I've ever read. Cannot actually believe this could get published. You'd get a better level of criticism off of sparknotes, and that's not even an exaggeration.
Seriously annoyed at having trawled through the library to get a hold of this book. Everything it points out really is just so blunt and obvious. Avoid.
 

Contents

II
1
III
7
IV
12
V
19
VI
21
VII
39
VIII
41
IX
42
XXI
101
XXII
105
XXIII
109
XXIV
112
XXV
114
XXVI
135
XXVII
137
XXVIII
140

X
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XI
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XII
62
XIII
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XIV
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XV
68
XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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Courtini Crump Wright is an English Teacher at the National Cathedral School at Mount St. Albans in Washington, D.C.

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