By Philippa Berry

Philippa Berry attracts on feminist idea, postmodern concept and queer idea, to problem latest serious notions of what's primary to Shakespearean tragedy. She exhibits how, via a community of pictures clustered round female or feminized characters, those performs 'disfigure' traditional rules of dying as a physically finish, as their figures of ladies are interwoven with provocative meditations upon topic, time, the soul, and the physique. The scope of those tragic speculations used to be radical in Shakespeare's day; but in addition they have a shocking relevance to modern debates approximately time and topic in technological know-how and philosophy.

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