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The Resource The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time, Robert Brustein

The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time, Robert Brustein

Label
The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time
Title
The tainted muse
Title remainder
prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time
Statement of responsibility
Robert Brustein
Title variation
Prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare's works and time
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a masterful and engaging exploration of both Shakespeare's works and his age. Concentrating on six recurring prejudices in Shakespeare's plays-such as misogyny, elitism, distrust of effeminacy, and racism-Robert Brustein examines how Shakespeare and his contemporaries treated them. More than simply a thematic study, the book reveals a playwright constantly exploiting and exploring his own personal stances. These prejudices, Brustein finds, are not unchanging; over time they vary in intensity and treatment. Shakespeare is an artist who invariably reflects the predilections of his age and yet almost always manages to transcend them. Brustein considers the whole of Shakespeare's plays, from the early histories to the later romances, though he gives special attentionto Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and The Tempest. Drawing comparisons to plays by Marlowe, Middleton, and Marston, Brustein investigates how Shakespeare's contemporaries were preoccupied with similar themes and how these different artists treated the current prejudices in their own ways. Rather than confining Shakespeare to his age, this book has the wonderful quality of illuminating both what he shared with his time and what is unique about his approach
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brustein, Robert Sanford
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Prejudices in literature
  • Misogyny in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Misogyny in literature
  • Prejudices in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
Label
The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time, Robert Brustein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed Feb. 2, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Intelligent Design
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Misogyny
  • 2. Effemiphobia
  • 3. Machismo
  • 4. Elitism and Mobocracy
  • 5. Racialism
Control code
ocn503831319
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 243754
  • 22573/ctt5q8rbm
  • 4fa27d72-5edd-4264-a6e8-3172c8d4358f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503831319
Label
The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time, Robert Brustein
Publication
Note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed Feb. 2, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Intelligent Design
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Misogyny
  • 2. Effemiphobia
  • 3. Machismo
  • 4. Elitism and Mobocracy
  • 5. Racialism
Control code
ocn503831319
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 243754
  • 22573/ctt5q8rbm
  • 4fa27d72-5edd-4264-a6e8-3172c8d4358f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503831319

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