Shakespeare and the Culture of Paradox
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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