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Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy - a book by Thompson, Peggy

Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy

Women's Desire, Deception, and Agency

Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy( )
Author: Thompson, Peggy
Series title:Transits: Literature, Thought and Culture, 1650-1850 Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Bucknell University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $36.99
Book Description:

Coyness and Crime examines the extraordinary focus on feminine coyness in forty English comedies by ten diverse playwrights of the late seventeenth-century. In contexts ranging from reaffirmations of church and king to emerging interests in liberty and novelty, these plays consistently reveal women caught in an ironic and nearly intractable convergence of objectification and culpability that allows them little innocent sexual agency; this is both the source and the legacy of coyness in...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Drama
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Women
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.06 x 9.11 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.7 Pounds

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