Shakespeare and the Jewellers

Roberts, D. (2016) Shakespeare and the Jewellers. Cambridge Quarterly, 45 (2). pp. 157-174. ISSN 0008199X (ISSN)

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Abstract

For the past 20 years critics have explored the many hundred references to jewellery in Shakespeare's work as signs of a preoccupation with sexual identity and possession. This paper considers the significance of Shakespearean jewels in a different light: as worked objects whose integrity is a source of persistent anxiety. Reviewing Jacobean controversies concerning jewellers, and changes in the consumption, display and regulation of their work, the paper unfolds the wide range of ethical questions that underlie the presence of and references to jewels in Shakespeare's work. © 2016 The Author, 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Cambridge Quarterly. All rights reserved. For permissions please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Jewellery
UoA Collections > UoA29: English Language and Literature
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 15:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 14:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3446

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