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Shakespeare and Queer Representation

Stephen Guy-Bray



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10 July 2020
Literary theory; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Shakespeare studies & criticism
In this engaging and accessible guidebook, Stephen Guy-Bray uses queer theory to argue that in many of Shakespeare's works representation itself becomes queer.

Shakespeare often uses representation, not just as a lens through which to tell a story, but as a textual tool in itself. Shakespeare and Queer Representation includes a thorough introduction that discusses how we can define queer representation, with each chapter developing these theories to examine works that span the entire career of Shakespeare, including his sonnets, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, King John, Macbeth, and Cymbeline. The book highlights the extent to which Shakespeare's works can be seen to anticipate, and even to extend, many of the insights of the latest developments in queer theory.

This thought-provoking and evocative book is an essential guide for students studying Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, gender studies, and queer literary theory.
By:   Stephen Guy-Bray
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   218g
ISBN:   9781138389618
ISBN 10:   1138389617
Series:   Spotlight on Shakespeare
Pages:   190
Publication Date:   10 July 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Guy-Bray is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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