Women's Rites: 'as secret as maidenhead'; 6. The New York Times Book Review Sharply incisive. It should come as no surprise to find that Marjorie Garber's influential book Coming of Age in Shakespeare, first published in 1981, has been reissued in paperback. Garber's intellectual project here, while unique in some ways, is broadly emblematic of the cultural left in several others. Touching upon anthropological, sociological, and psychological studies, Garber writes literary criticism at its best- lucid, provocative, and capacious.
Yet many of these ideas, timely as ever, have been reimagined — are indeed often now first encountered — not only in modern fiction theater, film and the news but also in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law. Plain Speaking: 'I take thee at thy word' -- 5. Coming of Age in Shakespeare offers readers a compelling introduction to character development through the lens of contemporary research from the social sciences. To be sure, Garber's perspicacity gets the best of her whenever she plays with words in this ostensibly meaningful but ultimately arbitrary manner. She notes the conflict between viewing bisexuality as inherently representative of both sexes and the notion of attraction between any gender. Death and Dying: 'this thing of darkness I acknowledge mine'. The very impossibility of such casting today makes Ms.
Among the life crises she discusses are: separation from parent and sibling in preparation for sexual love and the choice of a husband, wife, or partner; the use of names and nicknames as a sign of individual exploits or status; the learning of a new language or a new way of speaking; virginity, sexual initiation and the acceptance of mature sexuality, childbearing and parenthood; comparing and contrasting oneself with parents and rivals; and, finally, attitudes to death and dying. Her focus here is on youth and romantic love, but Ms. She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Vice Versa is a useful and necessary overview of the political and cultural ramifications of bisexuality. She is an inspiring reader.
Coming of age in Shakespeare. Description: 1 online resource viii, 248 pages Contents: Front Cover; Coming of Age in Shakespeare; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1. She was educated at Swarthmore College B. It is in this respect that Marjorie Garber's Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety is bound to become the new, comprehensive bible on the subject. Introduction: ''thy passages of life'; 2.
Garber describes the way artists like Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn were reinvigorated by the ballet version of this story. Among the crises Garber discusses are: separation from parent or sibling in preparation for sexual love and the choice of husband or wife; the use of names and nicknames as a sign of individual exploits or status; virginity, sexual initiation and the acceptance of sexual maturity, childbearing and parenthood; and, finally. Like postmodernism itself, it resists a stable referentiality. A fierce devotion to Shakespeare shines forth from every page. We could, perhaps, have dispensed with Garber's puns, innuendoes and elaborate flights of whimsy in favour of an even more comprehensive taxonomy of sexual behaviours.
Lawrence, Rudolph Valentino and Isabelle Eberhardt, and by offering an in-depth re- evaluation of Salome. Marjorie Garber's book on cross-dressing was called Vested Interests; her present one ends with a meditation on how we might sort pears into pairs. Garber born June 11, 1944 is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality. The plea is that the transvestite be looked directly at as a separate phenomenon, a complete figure, and not looked through, as a fleeting circumstance in an ordinary female or male existence. The Times reporter quoted Noam Chomsky and other linguists vehemently protesting the idea that monkeys, as opposed to only humans, can develop language. First, there is the characteristic flattening of any kind of cultural hierarchy, the typical postmodern effacement of any distinction between high and low culture. In behalf of her protagonist, Garber makes both a plea and a claim.
She has published seventeen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics from Shakespeare to literary and cultural theory to the arts and intellectual life. Along her winding way Ms. That was an oft-repeated theory, but it has now been supplanted by a timelier model. Shakespeare loved this too, and Ms. Garber connects things by historical association, by cultural association, and sometimes only through linguistic association -- all ways in which one thing is linked to another on the World Wide Web. But this is surely so only in the strictest of senses.
The ways in which Shakespeare is interpreted in different eras say as much about those time periods as they do about the writing itself. Here, however, she demonstrates a longing for fixity, for an anchor that would give her aesthetic and cultural judgments some grounding. Her text catapults backwards through time to the ancient myth of Tiresius and as far forward to Hollywood's Basic Instinct. The E-mail message field is required. Coming of Age in Shakespeare is no exception.
Garber born June 11, 1944 is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality. Rhetorically, Garber's refusal to diagnose or even to historicize her material frees her cross-dressers from the stigma of the case history. Garber traces their evolution insightfully. Suzanne Wofford, University of Wisconsin, Madison Copyright © 2019 Marjorie Garber. With modernity as her hook this time, Ms. Nomination and Election: 'an adopted name of privilege'; 4.