Author Charney, Maurice, author
Title Shakespeare on love & lust / Maurice Charney
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2000
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  822.33 Sh156zCha 2000    AVAILABLE    30500101009556
 CLP Library  873.433 C483    AVAILABLE    30580001615850
Descript vii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index
1. Falling in love : conventions -- 2. Love doctrine in the comedies -- 3. Love doctrine in the problem plays -- 4. Love doctrine in the tragedies -- 5. Enemies of love -- 6. Gender definitions -- 7. Homeoerotic discourses -- 8. Love and lust : sexual wit
"The complex and sometimes contradictory expressions of love in Shakespeare's works - ranging from the serious to the absurd and back again - arise primarily from his dramatic and theatrical flair rather than from a unified philosophy of love. Untangling his witty, bawdy (and ambiguous) treatment of love, sex, and desire requires a sharp eye and a steady hand. In Shakespeare on Love & Lust, Maurice Charney delves deeply into Shakespeare's rhetorical and thematic development of this largest of subjects to reveal what makes his plays and poems resonate with contemporary audiences."--Jacket
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Love in literature
Gender identity in literature
Lust in literature
Sex in literature
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Alt Title Shakespeare on love and lust