- By Marilyn French

Shakespeare's Division of Experience

  • Title: Shakespeare's Division of Experience
  • Author: Marilyn French
  • ISBN: 9780345300706
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Shakespeare s Division of Experience William Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently In his early plays the so called masculine qualities of prowess bravery and individualism were accorded respect than feminine attributes

    William Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently In his early plays, the so called masculine qualities of prowess, bravery, and individualism were accorded respect than feminine attributes of mercy, compassion, and intuitiveness Yet, in his later plays, there is evidence of a reversal in Shakespeare s attitudes, a new fear of the power of the masculineWilliam Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently In his early plays, the so called masculine qualities of prowess, bravery, and individualism were accorded respect than feminine attributes of mercy, compassion, and intuitiveness Yet, in his later plays, there is evidence of a reversal in Shakespeare s attitudes, a new fear of the power of the masculine principle and new admiration for the feminine.Marilyn French, author of the acclaimed novels THE WOMEN S ROOM and THE BLEEDING HEART, offers a feminist perspective on each of Shakespeare s plays More than a brilliantly original literary interpretation, this fascinating volume provides penetrating insight into attitudes toward men, women, love, and power in Western culture A feminist s view of William Shakespeare Quite dazzling The New York Times An ambitious work conveys the fresh excitement of interpretative discovery insightful seductive and nutritive The Washington Post Book World

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    1. Terrific insights. Helps me to consider more fully the female characters in the canon and the relationship the male characters have to their presences.

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