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Queenship and Power

Mother Queens and Princely Sons

Rogue Madonnas in the Age of Shakespeare

Authors: Ray, S.

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This study explores representations of the Madonna and Child in early modern culture. It considers the mother and son as a conceptual, religio-political unit and examines the ways in which that unit was embodied and performed. Of primary interest is the way mothers derived agency from bearing incipient rulers.

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Sid Ray is a professor of English and Women s and Gender Studies at Pace University.

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'A fascinating study that deals with an aspect of early modern Marian imagery in theatrical contexts that has not yet been explored. This work is an important contribution to the ongoing scholarly consideration of Marian theatrical invocations.' - Regina Buccola, associate professor of English, Roosevelt University, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Madonna, Child, and Early Modern Accolated Bodies

    Ray, Sid

    Pages 1-16

  • “Above God Himselfe”: The Rogue Madonna and Her Daughter Queens

    Ray, Sid

    Pages 17-43

  • “A Joyful Mother of Two Goodly Sons”: The Madonna of Ephesus and Her Disruptive Twins

    Ray, Sid

    Pages 45-65

  • “So Troubled with the Mother”: The Politics of Pregnancy in The Duchess of Malfi

    Ray, Sid

    Pages 67-80

  • “Partner[s] of Greatness”: The Madonnas of Macbeth

    Ray, Sid

    Pages 81-103

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eBook $74.99
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Softcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-43437-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mother Queens and Princely Sons
Book Subtitle
Rogue Madonnas in the Age of Shakespeare
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00380-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137003805
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00379-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43437-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 195
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