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This is a new, third edition of this pioneering work in feminist and literary criticism. When first published in 1975, Shakespeare and the Nature of Women inaugurated a new wave of Shakespeare scholarship, offering a sustained critique of inherited male thinking about women, theological, literary, and social issues in Shakespeare's plays. Almost thirty years later, it continues to be the cornerstone of writing about women in this period and the springboard for new research. This new edition includes a new preface, and updated bibliography, and developments in feminist thinking about Shakespeare.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters Women, Women and literature England History 16th century, Women England History Renaissance, 1450-1600, Women England Social conditions, Women in literature