By Jennifer Munroe,Rebecca Laroche
Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory engagingly establishes a background of ecofeminist scholarship proper to early smooth reports, and offers a transparent assessment of this wealthy box of philosophical enquiry. via clean, certain readings of Shakespeare's poetry and drama, this quantity is a totally unique examine articulating the ways that we will be able to higher comprehend the realm of Shakespeare's performs, and the relationships among males, ladies, animals, and vegetation that we see in them.
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Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory (Shakespeare and Theory) by Jennifer Munroe,Rebecca Laroche