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This ebook constitutes a brand new path for feminist experiences in English Renaissance drama. whereas feminist students have lengthy celebrated heroic ladies in comedies, many have ignored lady tragic heroism, examining it as a substitute as proof of pervasive misogyny at the a part of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Displacing winning arguments of "victim feminism," the participants to this quantity have interaction a variety of feminist theories, and argue that woman protagonists in tragedies - Jocasta, Juliet, Cleopatra, Mariam, Webster's Duchess and White satan, between others - are heroic in just an analogous methods as their extra infamous masculine opposite numbers.

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