Aemilia Lanyer and Shakespeare's Helena

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Arshad, Yasmin;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Opticon1826
  • Journal: Opticon1826
  • Subject: English literature | shakespeare; patriarchy; feminism

Not much is known about the middle class womenfrom the Elizabethan and Jacobean era who served the aristocracy and lived on its edge. Aemilia Lanyer and Shakespeare’s Helena, a real woman and a dramatic character, are two such women. By considering one of Shakespeare’s ... View more
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