The Woman's Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare

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Carolyn Ruth Swift Lenz, Gayle Greene, Carol Thomas Neely
University of Illinois Press, 1983 - Feminism and literature - 348 pages
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Contents

Female Sexuality as Power in Shakespeares Plays
17
The Roles of Women in Richard III
35
Shakespeare and the Soil of Rape
56
Comic Structure and the Humanizing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew
65
Much Ado and the Distrust of Women
79
How a Girl Can Be Smart and Still Popular
100
Intimate Conversations between Women in Shakespeares Plays
117
A kind of self
133
What should such a fool Do with so good a woman?
211
Infirm of purpose
240
Shakespeares Female Characters as Actors and Audience
256
A Penchant for Perdita on the Eighteenth Century English Stage
271
Sexism and Racism in Shakespeares Tempest
285
Shakespeares Imperiled and Chastening Daughters of Romance
295
A Selective Bibliography
314
Contributors
337

Shakespeares Tragic Paradigms
150
Coming of Age in Verona
171
The Dilemma of Shakespeares Gertrude
194

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About the author (1983)

Gayle Greene is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at Scripps College, Claremont California. She has published books on Shakespeare, women writers, and scientific issues. Her most recent books are "Doris Lessing: The Poetics of Change" and "The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation." She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), a professional medical society for researchers and clinicians, and is the patient representative on the board of the American Insomnia Association, an organization within AASM.

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