Shakespeare and the Culture of Paradox

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Literary Criticism - 251 pages
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This work explores Shakespeare's ongoing interest in challenging assumptions and orthodoxies. The author argues that the Renaissance culture of paradox provided Shakespeare with a vocabulary and a conceptual framework for his presentation of an array of perspectives on love, gender, knowledge and truth.
 

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Contents

New Straunge Incredible and Repugnant to the Opinion
17
Shakespeare Venice and
57
To Do a Great Right Do a Little Wrong or Gaining
95
The Paradoxes of Playing
139
Works Cited
207
Index
239
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About the author (2009)

Peter G. Platt is a Professor of English at Barnard College. He is the author of Reason Diminished: Shakespeare and Marvelous and the editor of Wonders, Marvels, and Monsters in Early Modern Culture.

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