By Judith Haber

This wide-ranging learn investigates the intersections of erotic wish and dramatic shape within the early sleek interval, contemplating to what quantity disruptive wants can effectively problem, swap or undermine the constructions during which they're embedded. via shut readings of texts by means of Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster, Middleton, Ford and Cavendish, Haber counters the long-standing New Historicist organization of the cultured with the established order, and argues for its subversive strength. the various selected texts unsettle traditional notions of sexual and textual consummation. Others take a extra traditional stance; but through calling our realization to the intersection among conventional dramatic constitution and the dominant ideologies of gender and sexuality, they make us query these ideologies even whereas filing to them. The e-book can be of curiosity to these operating within the fields of early smooth literature and tradition, drama, gender and sexuality reviews, and literary idea.

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