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One of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespearian scholars considers the extent to which sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing relies on interpretation by actors, directors and critics. Tracing interpretations of Shakespearian "bawdy" and "innuendo" from the eighteenth-century to the present, Stanley Wells pays special attention to interpretations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Sonnets and homosexual relationships in the plays.Read more
- Stanley Wells is one of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespeare scholars
- Will be widely accessible to a mainstream audience of Shakespeare lovers as well as students and scholars
- Pays special attention to interpretations of A Midsummer Nights Dream and the Sonnets
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"Looking for Sex in Shakespeare is a richly informative and learned book that endeavors to take a fresh look at a topic that's been on everyone's mind for at least the last century: the role and importance of sex in Shakespeare's plays and poems." Gay and Lesbian ReviewSee more reviews
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- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521832847
- length: 122 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.31kg
- contains: 14 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword Patrick Spottiswoode
1. Lewd Interpreters
2. The originality of Shakespeare's Sonnets
3. 'I Think he Loves the World only for him': Men loving Men in Shakespeare's plays.
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