Shakespeare, Tragedy and Menopause : The Anxious Womb [1 ed.] 9783031272042, 9783031272035

Shakespeare was not only aware of the socio-cultural fears and anxieties generated by the older woman’s body but with th

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Shakespeare, Tragedy and Menopause : The Anxious Womb [1 ed.]
 9783031272042, 9783031272035

Table of contents :
Acknowledgments
1 “Bedlam Dames and Fowle Hags”: Uterine Pathologies and Menopausal Ambiguities
2 Gertrude and the Petrifying Gorgon Womb
3 Tamora and the Invasive Vegetable Womb
4 Volumnia and the Sacrificial Animal Womb
5 Lady Macbeth and the Envious Womb
6 Menopausal Cleopatra and the Hybrid Cyborg Womb
7 Conclusion
Index

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