“Shakespeare and Queer Theory”— A Guide

Sanchez, Melissa. “Shakespeare and Queer Theory”. Bloomsbury, 2019. A Guide Amos Lassen Shakespeare and Queer Theory”is a guide about the ongoing critical debates about queer method both within and beyond Shakespeare and early modern studies. The central ideas are clearly explained.

We go through a series of original readings of texts including OthelloThe Merchant of Venice, and Venus and Adonis, as well as film adaptations of early modern drama including Derek Jarman’s The Tempest and Edward II, Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, and Julie Taymor’s Titus, illustrating the value of queer theory to Shakespeare scholarship, and the value of Shakespearean texts to queer theory. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: Shakespeare and Queer Theory
Chapter 1: Queer Theory (without Shakespeare)
Chapter 2: Homoeroticism in Shakespeare Studies
Chapter 3: Queerness Beyond Homoeroticism
Chapter 4: How Queer Is the Shakespearean Canon?
Chapter 5: The Politics of Form: Queer Shakespearean Film
Conclusion: Whose Shakespeare?
Index Reviews

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