Shakespeare's Domestic Economies

A significant contribution to Shakespeare criticism that integrates feminism, materialist criticism, and legal history to offer an original look at how women's management of household goods became an important site of female struggle and resistance to England's patrilineal property regime. "Korda draws on the best aspects of a variety of recent critical approaches while charting new territory of her own."—Choice

Shakespeare's Domestic Economies
Gender and Property in Early Modern England

Natasha Korda

2002 | 288 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature | Women's/Gender Studies | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Note on Spelling and Editions
Chapter 1 Housekeeping and Household Stuff
Chapter 2 Household Kates: Domesticating Commodities in The Taming of the Shrew
Chapter 3 Judicious Oeillades: Supervising Marital Property in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Chapter 4 The Tragedy of the Handkerchief: Female Paraphernalia and the Properties of Jealousy in Othello
Chapter 5 Isabella's Rule: Singlewomen and the Properties of Poverty in Measure for Measure
Conclusion Household Property/Stage Property