The Shakespearean Wild

The Shakespearean Wild
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 213
ISBN 0803289502
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Socrates is said to have thanked the gods that he was born neither barbarian nor female nor animal. His words conjure up the image of a human being, a Greek male, at the center of the universe, surrounded by "wild" and threatening forces. To the Western imagination the civilized standard has always been masculine, and taken for granted as so until recently. Shakespeare's works, for all their genius and astonishing empathy, are inevitably products of a culture that regards women, animals, and foreigners as peripheral and threatening to its chief interests. "We have been so hypnotized by the most powerful male voice in ourl anguage, interpreted for us by a long line of male critics and teachers, that we have seen nothing exceptionable in his patriarchal premises," writes Jeanne Addison Roberts. If the culture-induced hypnosis is wearing off, it is partly because of studies like The Shakespearean Wild. Plunging into a psychological jungle, Roberts examines the distinctions in various Shakespeare plays between wild nature and subduing civilization and shows how gender stereotypes are affixed to those distinctions. Taking her cue from Socrates, Roberts transports the reader to three kinds of "Wilds" that impinge on Shakespeare's literary world: the mysterious "female Wild, often associated with the malign and benign forces of [nature]; the animal Wild, which offers both reassurance of special human status and the threat of the loss of that status; and the barbarian Wild populated by marginal figures such as the Moor and the Jew as well as various hybrids." The Shakespearean Wild brims with mystery and menace, the exotic and erotic; with male and female archetypes, projections of suppressed fears and fantasies. The reader will see how the male vision of culture—exemplified in Shakespeare's work—has reduced, distorted, and oversimplified the potentiality of women.

The Shakespearean Wild
  • Author : Jeanne Addison Roberts
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01

Socrates is said to have thanked the gods that he was born neither barbarian nor female nor animal. His words conjure up the image of a human being, a Greek male, at the center of the universe, surrounded by "wild" and threatening forces. To the Western imagination the civilized standard

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The Shakespearean
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897

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The Shakespearean Myth
  • Author : Appleton Morgan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881

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The Shakespearean Myth
  • Author : James Appleton Morgan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888

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Shakespeare on Masculinity
  • Author : Robin Headlam Wells
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-12-21

Reviews Shakespeare's view of masculinity through The Tempest, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and others.

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Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition
  • Author : Lewis Walker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24

This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and plays based directly on classical sources

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Disability  Health  and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body
  • Author : Sujata Iyengar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. The volume visits a series of questions about the history of the body and

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The Essential Shakespeare
  • Author : Larry S. Champion
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1993

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Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002

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Shakespeare Studies
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

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The Works of William Shakespeare
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888

Read online The Works of William Shakespeare written by William Shakespeare, published by which was released on 1888. Download full The Works of William Shakespeare Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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How to Think Like Shakespeare
  • Author : Scott Newstok
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21

"This book offers a short, spirited defense of rhetoric and the liberal arts as catalysts for precision, invention, and empathy in today's world. The author, a professor of Shakespeare studies at a liberal arts college and a parent of school-age children, argues that high-stakes testing and a culture of assessment

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A U M L A
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001

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Chinese Shakespeares
  • Author : Alexa Huang
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-26

For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction, theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun's search for a Chinese "Shakespeare," and from Feng Xiaogang's martial arts

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Shakespeare and Race
  • Author : Imtiaz H. Habib
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • Release Date : 2000

Shakespeare and Race is a provocative new study that reveals a connection between the subject of race in Shakespeare and the advent of early English colonialism. Citing generally neglected archival evidence, Imtiaz Habib argues that a small population of captured Indians and Africans brought to England during the 16th century

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