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Coming Of Age In Shakespeare

Coming Of Age In Shakespeare
Your Price: $35.95 CDN
Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 248
Pub. Date: 1997
Edition: 0415919088
ISBN-10: 9780415919081

About the Book:

Coming of Age in Shakespeare examines the rites of passage and maturation patterns — "coming of age" — in Shakespeare's plays. Citing examples from virtually the entire Shakespeare canon, scholar Marjorie Garber pays particular attention to the way his characters grow and change at points of personal crisis. Among the crises she discusses are: separation from parent or sibling in preparation for sexual love and the choice of husband or wife; the use of names and nicknames as a sign of individual exploits or status; virginity, sexual initiation and the acceptance of sexual maturity, childbearing and parenthood; and, finally, attitudes toward death and dying.

What people say:

"Shakespearean scholars, students of drama, and cultural studies enthusiasts will be impressed with the rich array of insights offered in Garber's book on Shakespeare. Coming of Age in Shakespeare offers readers a compelling introduction to character development through the lens of contemporary research from the social sciences. Touching upon anthropological, sociological, and psychological studies, Garber writes literary criticism at its best- lucid, provocative, and capacious." — Sixteenth Century Journal

About the Author:

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Chair of the Committee on Dramatic Arts. She has published seventeen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics from Shakespeare to literary and cultural theory to the arts and intellectual life.