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The Resource Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays, Judith Weil

Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays, Judith Weil

Label
Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays
Title
Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays
Statement of responsibility
Judith Weil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an unusual study of the nature of service and other types of dependency and patronage in Shakespeare's drama. By considering the close associations of service with childhood or youth, marriage and friendship, Judith Well sheds new light on social practice and dramatic action. Approached as dynamic explorations of a familiar custom, the plays are shown to demonstrate a surprising consciousness of obligations and a fascination with how dependants actively change each other. They help us understand why early modern people may have found service both frightening and enabling. Attentive to a range of historical sources and to social and cultural issues, Will also emphasizes the linguistic ambiguities created by service relationships and their rich potential for interpretation on the stage. The book presents close readings of dramatic sequences in twelve plays, including Hamlet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weil, Judith
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2992.S47
LC item number
W45 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Master and servant
  • Household employees
  • Household employees
  • Dependency (Psychology) in literature
  • Master and servant in literature
  • Household employees in literature
  • Master and servant
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays, Judith Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tragic dependencies in King Lear
  • 6.
  • Freedom, service, and slavery in Macbeth
  • 7.
  • Epilogue : some reflections on the Porter
  • 1.
  • Introduction : "slippery people"
  • 2.
  • Sons, daughters, and servants
  • 3.
  • Wives and servants
  • 4.
  • Friends and servants
Control code
60321468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9780521844055
Lccn
2005047510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Service and dependency in Shakespeare's plays, Judith Weil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tragic dependencies in King Lear
  • 6.
  • Freedom, service, and slavery in Macbeth
  • 7.
  • Epilogue : some reflections on the Porter
  • 1.
  • Introduction : "slippery people"
  • 2.
  • Sons, daughters, and servants
  • 3.
  • Wives and servants
  • 4.
  • Friends and servants
Control code
60321468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9780521844055
Lccn
2005047510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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