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Shakespeare and male and female bodies
by David Hillman
About this EXP
David Hillman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, examines the human body in Shakespeare.
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Key point 1
Shakespeare was interested in the relationship between what can be performed externally and what is internal.
Key point 2
In Shakespeare’s work, the relationship between acknowledgment of the other and knowledge of the other often plays out through the body.
Key point 3
Shakespeare thinks of the sceptical attitude as primarily masculine, and the addressee of this attitude as primarily feminine.
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