Shakespeare, Sex, and Love

Author(s): Stanley W. Wells

Non-Fiction - General

How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Looking at both plays and poetry, this lively and informative book explores Shakespeare's portrayal of desire, jealousy, and same-gender relationships, as well as how sex becomes a source of humour in his comedies.


Product Information

PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: LIFE AND TIMES; 1. Sexuality in Shakespeare's Time; 2. Sex and Poetry in Shakespeare's Time; 3. Shakespeare and Sex; PART TWO: PLAYS AND POEMS; 4. The Fun of Sex; 5. Sexual Desire; 6. Sex and Love in Romeo and Juliet; 7. Sexual Jealousy; 8. Sex and Experience; 9. Whores and Saints; 10. Just Good Friends?; CONCLUSION; FURTHER READING

General Fields

  • : 9780199643974
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : February 2012
  • : 215mm X 134mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 821.3
  • : 304
  • : 25 black-and-white halftones
  • : Stanley W. Wells
  • : Paperback
  • : 212