Renaiss. Q. volume 72, issue 1, P409-410 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rqx.2018.119 View full text
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Lisa M. Barksdale-Shaw

Abstract: Bianca is actually a prostitute or a courtesan" (136). Class remains a slippery concept in this period; however, its significance within feminist theory and its centrality within early modern texts make this discussion and its contiguous exploration of women and race particularly valuable. The compression of texts inevitably leads to some confusions, such as the unexplained reference to Titania's purported pregnancy in A Midsummer Night's Dream (126). Nonetheless, Novy offers an accounting of the subject that …

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