London : Continuum, 2011.
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism
Emotions in literature
Moderation in literature
Virtue in literature
Females in literature
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Ethics
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary, etc: "Virtue, as a Renaissance ideal, was largely conceived as a rational governing of unruly passions. Revising this early modern commonplace, this study shows how Shakespeare dramatizes a discerning Aristotelian conception of virtue as a touchstone of excellence" [cover].