Shakespeare’s ‘Whores’

Erotics, Politics, and Poetics

  • Kay Stanton

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

About this book


Shakespeare's 'Whores' studies each use of the word 'whore' in Shakespeare's canon, focusing especially on the positive personal and social effects of female sexuality, as represented in several major female characters, from the goddess Venus, to the queen Cleopatra, to the cross-dressing Rosalind, and many others.


poetics Prostitution William Shakespeare

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  • Kay Stanton
    • 1
  1. 1.California State UniversityFullertonUSA

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