By Gordon McMullan,Lena Cowen Orlin,Virginia Mason Vaughan
The booklet highlights the basic position Shakespeare's texts have performed within the old improvement of feminism. instead of a standard choice of essays, Women Making Shakespeare brings jointly fabrics from diversified assets and makes use of assorted learn the way to create anything new and transformative. one of many women's interactions with Shakespeare to be thought of are appearing (whether at the expert level, in movie, on lecture excursions, or in staged readings), modifying, educating, educational writing, and recycling via diversifications and appropriations (film, novels, poems, performs, visible arts).
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Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance (Arden Shakespeare) by Gordon McMullan,Lena Cowen Orlin,Virginia Mason Vaughan