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Shakespeare among the courtesans : prostitution, literature, and drama, 1500-1650 / Duncan Salkeld.

  • Author

    Salkeld, Duncan

  • Date published

    2012

  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, [2012].

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Views on sex.

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Knowledge Italy.

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism Theory, etc

    Courtesans in literature

    Comparative literature English and Italian

Introduction: Classical and early modern counterparts -- English prototypes and the "foul disease" -- Travellers and the sex trade in early modern London -- In between Renaissance sheets: making contact -- Courtesan culture in Kyd, Marlowe and Heywood -- Shakespeares, the Clerkenwell madam and Rose Flower -- Vanishing tricks: Dekker, Marston, Shakespeare and Middleton.