Shakespeare's Sexual Comedy

Hugh Richmond

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Hugh Richmond's Shakespeare's Sexual Comedy

Bobbs Merrill, 1971 Also from Questia Library.

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Aug 04, 2020 Michael Finocchiaro rated it: "It was amazing.":-

M.F.: Written in the wake of the sexual revolution of the 60s, British ex-pat Richmond, teaching apparently at Berkeley across from San Francisco, gives a fantastic analysis of Shakespeare in terms of sex and gender. This is a wonderfully written manual for healthy romantic relationships - how to avoid Romeo and Juliet fatality, the pleasure of being with strong women (Beatrice, Rosalind), and the pitfalls of being an idiot (Romeo again). I really found this to be a perfect balance between literary criticism and a pleasurable interpretation of the Bard's work. Very, very highly recommended if you can find a copy!

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Shakespeare's Sexual Comedy - A Mirror for Lovers                                                    

Table of contents 

 Early Warning i

Chapter One - Shakespeare's Relevance 4

Chapter Two - the Sonnets: Reversal of Expectations in Love 15

Chapter Three - Sexual Norms Revised 48

Chapter Four - Low Love and High Passion 102

Chapter Five - Shakespeare & Modern Sexuality: Albee's "Virginia Woolf" and "Much              Ado" 177

Chapter Six - the Self as Work of Art 197

References 209





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