Shakespearean Negotiations : The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 137 x 216 x 12mm | 314g
- 18 Sep 2001
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Comparative Criticism 'intricate and densely argued book ... its patient and scholarly uncovering of the complexities, and the contradictions, of the operations of power contributes excitingly to the study of Shakespearian texts'
John Drakakis, University of Stirling, Notes and Queries 'As a book of critical insights into some of Shakespeare's plays ... it abounds with stimulating comment and is written in Greenblatt's fluent and engaging prose style'
Thomas Healy, Birkbeck College, London, Renaissance Studies 'elegant, urbane, and learned monograph'
Graham Holderness, Roehampton Institute, Modern Language Review 'the imaginative urgency of Greenblatt's criticism ... absorbing book'
Graham Bradshaw, English Studies 'the movingly personal introduction conveys a love of Shakespeare that implies an untheoretical closeness to a man as well as a text ... Greenblatt is, of course, a wonderfully skilled story teller.
Dorothy Porter, University of Glasgow. Theatre Research International 'this is a fascinating and provocative book ... It deserves to be read.'
Paul Hartle, Country Life 'The cumulative effect of reading these four essays is one of exhilaration. The precise, enriching scholarship of our best historians of the people ... has been brought across in Greenblatt's writing into Shakespeare Studies.'
Martin Elliott, The English Association 'he dazzlingly exploits unexpected parallels and exchanges between Elizabethan medical theory andHenry IV ...a fascinating and provocative book. It deserves to be read.'
Country Life `so sharp on cultural stereotypes and on the abuse of power, should be read by all students of history and literature, by all thinking men and women'
New York Review of Books `Greenblatt compels one to think afresh about the strange position of a theater existing on the margin of an authoritarian society, and indeed about the whole question of the social and political contexts of works of art.'
Frank Kermode, New Republic `the most powerful and persuasive vision of the place of literature in Renaissance society in this generation ... a stunning volume, in which he moves beyond his earlier work to consider its assumptions and reassess the implications of its argument, and to provide thereby a poetics of Renaissance culture. The book is strong, supple, wide-ranging, and incredibly learned; to watch Greenblatt's mind in action in it is one of the greatest pleasures contemporary
scholarship affords us.'