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Author Kordecki, Lesley Catherine, 1951-
Title Re-visioning Lear's daughters [electronic resource] : testing feminist criticism and theory / Lesley Kordecki and Karla Koskinen
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (x, 235 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-227) and index
Introduction: the problem with Lear -- The trial : Goneril, politician and appeaser (Act 1, Scene 1) -- The trial : Regan, soldier and enabler (Act 1, Scene 1) -- The trial : Cordelia, heir apparent and zealot (Act 1, Scene 1) -- Goneril makes her stand : queen and mother (Act 1, Scenes 3 and 4) -- The sisters unite : kingship and kinship (Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2) -- Regan and torture : abuser and abused (Act 3, Scene 7) -- The sisters and Edmund : agency and sexuality (Act 4, Scenes 2 and 4 (q 4.5)) -- Cordelia returns : sinner and saint (Act 4, Scenes 3 (q 4.4) and 7) -- Homeland security : defeat and denial (Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 (Cordelia)) -- Patriarchy restored : duplicity and death (Act 5, Scene 3 (Goneril and Regan))
King Lear is believed by many feminists to be irretrievably sexist. Through detailed line readings supported by a wealth of critical commentary, Re-Visioning Lear's Daughters reconceives Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia as full characters, not stereotypes of good and evil. These new feminist interpretations are tested with specific renderings, placing the reader in precise theatrical moments. Through multiple representations, this unique approach demonstrates the elasticity of Shakespeare's text
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Kordecki, Lesley Catherine, 1951- Re-visioning Lear's daughters. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230104099 (DLC) 2010001974 (OCoLC)502304347
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women
Feminist literary criticism
Fathers and daughters in literature
Sisters in literature
Sibling rivalry in literature
Misogyny in literature
Patriarchy in literature
1564-1616
Characters
King Lear
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Women
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear
Women
Literature
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Shakespeare. bisacsh
DRAMA -- Shakespeare. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Koskinen, Karla, 1955-
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