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Callaghan, Dympna

Overview
Works: 33 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 8,491 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sources  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Dympna Callaghan
Shakespeare without women : representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage by Dympna Callaghan( )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this book, Callaghan argues that all Shakespeare's actors were, of historical necessity, (white) males which meant that the portayal of women and racial others posed unique problems for his theatre. What is important, Shakespeare Without Women claims, is not to bemoan the absence of women, Africans, or the Irish, but to determine what such absences meant in their historical context and why they matter today."--Jacket
A feminist companion to Shakespeare by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. The all-women team of contributors to A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare argues that not only is Shakespeare important for women, his works are specifically important for feminism." "The collected essays address issues vital to feminist inquiry such as race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, and the advent of capitalism, but also appropriate ground that has hitherto been regarded as terrain hostile to feminism, such as textual editing and theater history."--Jacket
Shakespeare's sonnets by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare's sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding its creation. This broad-ranging volume allows the reader to look beyond narrow interpretations, elaborating on the possible ways of reading the sonnets. Additionally, this text examines the fugitive identities of the characters addressed in the sonnets and explores the intangible aspects of each poem, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem and a description of the key literary figures mentioned."--Jacket
Woman and gender in Renaissance tragedy : a study of King Lear, Othello, the Duchess of Malfi, and the white devil by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist readings of early modern culture : emerging subjects by Dympna( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was William Shakespeare? : an introduction to the life and works by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new study of Shakespeare's life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works. This book: Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences ; Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare's life and historical environment ; Addresses four of the most significant issues that shaped Shakespeare's career: education, religion, social status, and theatre ; Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environment of early modern London ; Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories about authorship."--Publisher's website
The weyward sisters : Shakespeare and feminist politics by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fresh alternative to traditional Shakespeare studies, Dympna Callaghan, Lorraine Helms, and Jyotsna Singh address Shakespeare's works in terms of, amongst other things, the feminist history of sexuality, the ideology of romantic love, and feminist interventions in performance. Their objective is to produce new interpretations of the plays by locating them at the intersections of a range of contemporary critical, theoretical, and cultural practices. Drawing on cultural history, psychoanalysis, and performance, the authors provide a materialist feminist account of Shakespeare which attempts to expand the terrain of political approaches to the interpretation of Shakespeare. They write collaboratively, believing that through collaboration they begin to re-define scholarship as a communal enterprise rather than as an isolated, apolitical act
The Duchess of Malfi : John Webster by John Webster( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume not only acknowledge but also foreground the questions of gender raised by feminist historiography, and in this they represent an important intervention in a critical tradition which has deflected issues of gender and sexuality. Many of the critical enquiries included in this volume are motivated by feminism and by an endeavour to see how the general cultural situation of Jacobean women might have become plausible or even exemplary as a subject for Webster's tragedy."--Jacket
Romeo and Juliet : texts and contexts by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to fit many different approaches to Shakespeare s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include travel accounts, poetry, excerpts from early modern fencing manuals, royal proclamations and statutes, tables and prognostications from an early modern almanac, and orders for religious ceremonies from The Book of Common Prayer. Unique to this edition, too, is the inclusion of numerous unpublished manuscript letters of the Bagot family and some poignantly moving passages from the diary of Lady Anne Clifford. The documents contextualize the social relationships among men in Shakespeare s time, violence in Elizabethan society, views of love and the Petrarchan paradigm, spiritual life, family in Elizabethan society, and ideas about astrology, medicine, and death."--Publisher's description
The impact of feminism in English Renaissance studies by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that moves away both from the notion that women are excluded victims, and from the over-compensation for that position which has begun to deny women's secondary status altogether, this text argues that the energy of feminism resides in its full integration into and with other knowledge making projects
The taming of the shrew : an authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, rewritings, and appropriations by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeares earliest and best-loved comedies is based on the First Folio (1623)
Shakespeare in our time : a Shakespeare Association of America collection( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by reflecting on the unrivalled work of the Shakespeare Association of America and offering a unique collection of leading Shakespeare scholars outlining key developments in Shakespeare studies over the last two decades. These essays are complemented by younger scholars who respond and look forward to new fields of study and debate. As such the book offers a "state of the nation" look at Shakespeare criticism, covering all the key areas of research and study including gender, text, performance, the body, history, religion and biography. This is a must-read, comprehensive introduction to the key critical ideas surrounding Shakespeare's work and a stimulating exploration of where Shakespeare studies will go next."--Publisher's website
Hamlet : language and writing by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare's use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play's core: Hamlet's inaction. It also looks at recent critical approaches to the play and its theatre history, including the recent David Tennant / RSC Hamlet on both stage and TV screen"--
A feminist companion to Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare without women by Dympna Callaghan( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays
A feminist companion to Shakespeare by Dympna Callaghan( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Shakespeare's poetry by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of feminism on Renaissance studies( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : texts and contexts( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-reading Elizabeth Carey's The Tragedie of Mariam, Faire Queene of Jewry by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shakespeare without women : representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage
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A feminist companion to ShakespeareShakespeare's sonnetsFeminist readings of early modern culture : emerging subjectsThe weyward sisters : Shakespeare and feminist politicsThe Duchess of Malfi : John WebsterRomeo and Juliet : texts and contextsThe impact of feminism in English Renaissance studiesThe taming of the shrew : an authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, rewritings, and appropriations
Alternative Names
Callaghan, Dympna 1959-

Callaghan, Dympna C. 1959-

Languages
English (192)

Spanish (1)