Masculinity and marian efficacy in Shakespeare's England

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Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare's England offers a new approach to evaluating the psychological loss of the Virgin Mary in post-Reformation England. The author surveys the early modern cultural and literary response to Mary's marginalization; he argues that Shakespeare employs both Roman Catholic and post-Reformation views of Marian strength not only to scrutinize cultural perceptions of masculinity, but also to offer his audience new avenues of exploring both religious and gendered subjectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)9781409401162
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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