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Title: Shakespeare


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Shakespeares Comic HeroinesA new type of
womanWitty and Wise
2
Queen ElizabethShakespeares inspiration?
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The Virgin Queen on the Topic of Marriage
  • I would rather be a beggar and single than a
    queen and married
  • I should call the wedding-ring the yoke-ring.

4
Like Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeares comic
heroines love to poke holes in the clichésof
male privilege,
therefore . . .
5
The men often say the comic heroine is
Shrewish Proud Disdainful Cursed with a
fury scornful
And . . .
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WISE, as in
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WISE . . .
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WISE the double meanings(summary in pictures)
  • Athena,
  • Goddess of Wisdom

Tina Fey, Goddess of Gotcha
10
WISE the double meanings(summary in words)
  • The Shakespearean comic heroine is wise in both
    senses of the word, and so,

WITTY and WISE
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Beatrice, Much Ado
  • Shes
  • Witty
  • and
  • Wise
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