About this book
A lively and informative account of the part played by sex in Shakespeare's writings and in his own life, showing that Shakespeare's attitude to, and portrayal of, sex changed over the course of his career. This illustrated book looks at sex as a source of comedy, drama, debate and passion in his plays and poems, written by the pre-eminent Shakespearean critic.
How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Looking at both plays and poetry, this lively and informative book explores Shakespeare's portrayal of desire, jealousy, and same-gender relationships, as well as how sex becomes a source of humour in his comedies.
|Oxford University Press|