Courtships, Marriage Customs, and Shakespeare’s Comedies

  • Authors
  • Loreen L. Giese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Loreen L. Giese
    Pages 1-14
  3. Loreen L. Giese
    Pages 15-47
  4. Loreen L. Giese
    Pages 49-80
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-217

About this book


Loreen L. Giese's study of over 5000 important folios of court depositions contemporary with Shakespeare's plays demonstrates the complex ways those plays participate in and comment upon their culture, rather than stand apart from it. Both the court records and the plays present women as agents who are capable of challenging their traditional roles.


England marriage William Shakespeare women

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