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Author Cook, Ann Jennalie, 1934-2017.

Title Making a Match : Courtship in Shakespeare and His Society.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (283 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Acknowledgments ; CHAPTER I; Once upon a Time; CHAPTER II; The Age of Marriageability; CHAPTER III; The Social Status of Prospective Partners; CHAPTER IV; Parental Authority and Personal Affection; CHAPTER V; Agents and Go-Betweens; CHAPTER VI; Dowries and Jointures; CHAPTER VII; Formal Proposals, Public Contracts, and Proper Weddings; CHAPTER VIII; Secret Promises and Elopements, Broken Contracts and Divorces; CHAPTER IX; Courtship and Politics; CHAPTER X; Happily Ever After?; Appendixes ; Age at First Marriage; List of Play Titles and Abbreviations; Index.
Summary Making a Match examines the various options posed at every stage of English wooing, together with the presentation of these protocols in the plays of Shakespeare. Across the canon, wooing may command either a casual reference or a central position in the action, but no play escapes a connection of some kind. Instead of taking a fixed position on an institution intended to stabilize the commonwealth, Shakespeare constantly shifts position, in a kaleidoscope of caricature, criticism, acceptance, subversion, or indifference. For general readers and specialists alike, this work supplies.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge and learning -- Social life and customs.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Manners and customs.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Courtship in literature.
Courtship in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cook, Ann Jennalie. Making a Match : Courtship in Shakespeare and His Society. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
ISBN 9781400861750 (electronic book)
1400861756 (electronic book)