Queenship and Power

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens

Editors: Finn, Kavita Mudan, Schutte, Valerie (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive reference for scholars and students of early modern history, performance, literature, and gender
  • Covers the spectrum of fictional and historical queens present in Shakespeare’s plays
  • Analyzes issues of motherhood, contemporary politics, performance, intertextuality, and gender
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About this book

Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens, from the furious Margaret of Anjou in the Henry VI plays to the quietly powerful Hermione in The Winter’s Tale; from vengeful Tamora in Titus Andronicus to Lady Macbeth. Early chapters situate readers in the critical concerns underpinning any discussion of Shakespeare and queenship: the ambiguous figure of Elizabeth I, and the knotty issue of gender presentation. The focus then moves to analysis of issues such as motherhood, intertextuality, and contemporary political contexts; close readings of individual plays; and investigations of rhetoric and theatricality. Featuring twenty-five chapters with a rich variety of themes and methodologies, this handbook is an invaluable reference for students and scholars, and a unique addition to the fields of Shakespeare and queenship studies.

About the authors

Kavita Mudan Finn has taught medieval and early modern literature at Georgetown, University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Simmons College, USA. She is the author of The Last Plantagenet Consorts (Palgrave 2012).
Valerie Schutte is the author of Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications: Royal Women, Power, and Persuasion (Palgrave 2015) and has edited several collections on early modern kings and queens. 

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eBook $189.00
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  • Due: August 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74518-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
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  • Due: July 18, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74517-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens
Editors
  • Kavita Mudan Finn
  • Valerie Schutte
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74518-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74518-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74517-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 520
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