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Title Anxious pleasures : Shakespearean comedy and the nation-state / Jonathan Hall.
Imprint Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1995.


 Main Stacks  PR2981 .H27 1995    AVAILABLE
Description 291 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-286) and index.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Comedies.
Nationalism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Contents The comic text and natural history -- Mercantilism and desire in The Comedy of errors -- A future for capitalism in The Merchant of Venice -- Modernity and archaism in Marlowe's Jew of Malta -- War, wit, and closure in Love's labour's lost -- Sexual politics in A Midsummer night's dream -- Patriarchy rescued in Two gentlemen of Verona -- "Adoption strives with nature": the slip of patriarchal signifiers in All's well that ends well -- Ideology and resistance in The Taming of the shrew -- From double words to single vision: patriarchal desire in Much ado about nothing and Othello --Absolutism and the construction of the scopic drive -- Carnival and plot in Henry IV, parts 1 & 2 -- Measure for measure and the displacement of carnival -- From Shakespearean comedy to postmodernism: a small step for theory.