List Of Illustrations.1. Private Life: Shakespeare And Selfhood:.
The Divided Self.Comedy Of Errors; As You Like It.
Naming The Self.Troilus And Cressida; Romeo And Juliet; Taming Of The Shrew.
The Self And Language.Measure For Measure; Troilus And Cressida.
The National Self.Othello; King Lear.
The Self At Play.Love's Labour's Lost; Taming Of The Shrew. 2. Marital Life: Shakespeare And Romance:.
Love And Hazard.Merchant Of Venice.
Love And Friendship.Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Winter's Tale; Two Noble Kinsmen.
Love And Madness.Midsummer Night's Dream; Cymbeline; All's Well; Measure For Measure; Troilus And Cressida.
Marriage And Identity.Comedy Of Errors; All's Well; Taming Of The Shrew.
Love And Abuse.The Taming Of The Shrew; Merry Wives Of Windsor; Othello; Troilus And Cressida. 3. Political Life: Shakespeare And Government:.
Acting Politics.3 Henry 6; Richard 3; 1 Henry 4; 2 Henry 4; Henry 5; Coriolanus; Julius Caesar.
Richard 2; Macbeth.
The Personal Versus The Political.Richard 2; Henry 4; Henry 5. 4. Public Life: Shakespeare And Social Structures:.
Money.Macbeth; Merchant Of Venice; Romeo And Juliet; Merry Wives Of Windsor; Timon Of Athens.
Women And Public Life.Antony And Cleopatra; King John; Measure For Measure.
Language.Titus Andronicus; Much Ado About Nothing; All's Well. 5.Real Life: Shakespeare And Suffering:.
Mingled Yarns.Twelfth Night; King Lear; Much Ado.
Mourning.Hamlet; Twelfth Night.
The Family.King Lear; Macbeth.
Anger And Revenge.Titus Andronicus.
Forgiveness.Cymbeline; Pericles; Winter's Tale; Tempest; Henry 8; Two Noble Kinsmen.
Laurie Maguire is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and a Lecturer in English at Oxford University. She is the author of Shakespearean Suspect Texts (1996) and co-editor of Textual Formations and Reformations (1998), among other publications.
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