Marxist Shakespeares

Marxist Shakespeares

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Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.02mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415202345
  • 9780415202343
  • 2,347,774

Table of contents

1. Introduction : Marxism Now, Shakespeare Now 2. "Well Grubbed, Old Mole" : Marx, Hamlet and the (Un)Fixing of Representation 3. An Impure History of Ghosts : Derrida, Marx, Shakespeare 4. Looking Well to Linens : Women and Cultural Production in Othello and Shakespeare's England 5. Judicious Oeillades : Surveying Marital Property in The Merry Wives of Windsor 6.The Rape of Jesus : Aemilia Lanyer's Lucrece 7. The Undiscovered Country : Shakespeare and Mercantile Geography 8. Shakespeare's Globe 9. The Shakespeare Film and the Americanization of Culture 10. The Management of Mirth : Shakespeare via Bourdieu 11. Measure for Measure : Marxism Before Marx 12. Shakespeare Beyond Shakespeare
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"I have personally purchased and studied every one of the new Accents on Shakespeare volumes in the new series edited by Terence Hawkes and repeatedly turn to them as resources for my own research and teaching. My students - graduate and undergraduate alike - find them invaluable, as I do. They are remarkably comprehensive, timely, and informative, and essential way to keep current with the fundamental ideas in Shakespearean criticism."
-Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Accents on Shakespeare is shaping up as everything a streetwise series of books on the Bard should be: engaged, imaginative, heretical and occasionally outrageous. No one who aims to have their finger on the pulse of Shakespeare studies can afford to ignore it."
-Kiernan Ryan Professor of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and Fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge
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About Jean E. Howard

Jean E. Howard teaches Early Modern literature at Colombia University. Scott Cutler Shershow teaches English literature and literary theory at Miami University.
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