Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

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Gillian Murray Kendall
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1998 - Drama - 219 pages
The essays in this volume demonstrate how effectively different -- indeed seemingly contradictory -- theoretical paradigms can work with Shakespeare's plays to excavate issues of power and punishment.
 

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Contents

Writing Law and the Punishing Heroine in Twelfth Night The Merry Wives of Windsor and Swetnam the WomanHater
23
Stabbing the Woman in Philaster and Cymbeline
39
Seeing the Emblematic Woman in The Second Maidens Tragedy and The Winters Tale
59
Power and Punishment in Measure for Measure
89
Staging Punishment in Measure for Measure
113
Measure for Measure
130
Prosperos Power and Punishments in The Tempest
159
Overkill in Shakespeare
173
Antithetical Ways of Power in Shakespeare
197
Contributors
210
Index
213
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