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Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

Shakespeare Among the Animals

Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England

Authors: Boehrer, B.

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Shakespeare Among the Animals examines the role of animal-metaphor in the Shakespeare stage, particularly as such metaphor serves to underwrite various forms of social difference. Working through texts such as Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream , Jonson's Volpone , and Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside , different chapters of the study focus upon the allegedly natural character of femininity, masculinity, and ethnicity, while a fourth chapter considers the nature of the natural world itself as it appears on the Renaissance stage. Addressing each of these topics in turn, Shakespeare Among the Animals explores the notions of cultural order that underlie early modern conceptions of the natural world, and the ideas of nature implicit in early modern social practice.

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BRUCE BOEHRER is Professor of English literature at Florida State University. He is the author of Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England and The Fury of Men's Gullets: Ben Jonson and the Digestive Canal along with numerous scholarly articles. He is also founding editor of the semiannual Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare Among the Animals
Book Subtitle
Nature and Society in the Drama of Early Modern England
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Bruce Boehrer
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60212-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230602120
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29343-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38744-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 212
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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