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Shakespeare's attitude to gender in Macbeth
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1988-11)
With the new interest in 'women's studies' there has been a whole flurry of works devoted to the question whether Shakespeare in any significant way discriminated against - or in favour of - women.
Review of "Tragic conditions in Shakespeare: disinheriting the globe" by Paul A Kottman
(Oxford University Press, 2010-05-27)
Professor Kottman has written a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. It addresses very major issues, in what is for the most part quite an original way, and I found much of what I read illuminating. His main concern is ...
Review of "Hamlet and Japan" by Yoshiko Ueno, and "Otherwordly Hamlet" by John O'Meara
(Oxford University Press, 1997)
Much of 'Hamlet and Japan' is, in fact, devoted to exactly such criticism as one might find in Western compilations offering recent approaches to a Shakespeare play.
Madness in Parts 1 and 2 of 'The honest whore': a case for close reading
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1996-11)
The first section of this essay will advance reasons why it is impossible to understand madness in Dekker's 1 and 2 The Honest Whore (c. 1604) without a close textual reading of the kind which some critics call 'old-fashioned' ...
William Shakespeare: Othello
(Flinders University English Discipline and South Australian English Teachers Association, 1991)
Othello is not often thought of as a play primarily concerned with madness, yet that is what it is.
Irony in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry
(Taylor & Francis, 1982)
Previously, the author has presented R.A.K. Mason as essentially a sensitive modern romantic at odds with the New Zealand where he spent his life from 1905-1971, and with, in a larger sense, not only man but also the ...
R.A.K. Mason's Universality
(Rinsen Books, Kyoto, 1998)
Mason is writing about the plight of man, trapped in a hostile place, i.e. our planet, which, in the space of the universe as a whole, is 'fixed at the friendless outer edge'. Even if perhaps a poet in an isolated country ...
Background and Significance of D. H. Lawrence's "The Ladybird"
(The D. H. Lawrence Review, 1982)
"The Ladybird" has not fared particularly well at the hands of its critics. Critics have failed to see that it is not to be understood as an example of mimesis or realism but creates its own symbolic, mythical world.
Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'
(The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997)
In Act I, scene ii of Thomas Dekker's The Honest Whore (1604), there occurs a dialogue between Viola, the wife of the linen-draper Candido, and her brother Fustigo. Fustigo comments that Candido must be either a mandrake ...