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The Resource Looking for sex in Shakespeare, by Stanley Wells

Looking for sex in Shakespeare, by Stanley Wells

Label
Looking for sex in Shakespeare
Title
Looking for sex in Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
by Stanley Wells
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stanley Wells' new book considers how far sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing is a matter of interpretation by actors, directors and critics. Tracing interpretations of Shakespearian bawdy and innuendo from eighteenth-century editors to modern scholars and critics, Wells plays special attention to recent sexually oriented studies of A Midsummer Night's Dream, once regarded as the most innocent of its author's plays. He considers the sonnets, some of which are addressed to a man, and asks whether they imply same-sex desire in the author, or are quasi-dramatic projections of the writer's imagination. Finally, he looks at how male-to-male relationships in the plays have been interpreted as sexual in both criticism and performance. Stanley Wells's book will appeal to a broad readership of students, theatregoers and Shakespeare lovers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Stanley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex in literature
  • Sonnets, English
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Sexual orientation in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Looking for sex in Shakespeare, by Stanley Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-106) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lewd interpreters -- The originality of Shakespeare's sonnets -- "I think he loves the world only for him" : men loving men in Shakespeare's plays
Control code
l82003065444
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 111 p.
Isbn
9780521540391
Lccn
2003065444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Looking for sex in Shakespeare, by Stanley Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-106) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lewd interpreters -- The originality of Shakespeare's sonnets -- "I think he loves the world only for him" : men loving men in Shakespeare's plays
Control code
l82003065444
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 111 p.
Isbn
9780521540391
Lccn
2003065444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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