Shakespeare and Marriage : An Open Question

  title={Shakespeare and Marriage : An Open Question},
  author={Frances E. Dolan},
Marriage is a focus of conflict today, from lamentations about divorce rates to legal contests over same-sex marriage. It was equally contested in Shakespeare’s England, even if the issues at stake were somewhat different. Recent scholarship on the history of marriage has unsettled many of the assumptions that once governed discussions of early modern marriage and its representation on the stage. It is no longer safe to assume we know what early modern marriage meant, how it felt, or what it… CONTINUE READING


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