Shakespeare and History

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Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities Stephen Orgel, Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - 444 стор.
Shakespeare has never been more ubiquitous, not only on the stage and in academic writing, but in film, video and the populuar press. On television, he advertises everything from cars to fast food; his imagined love life was declared the best movie of 1998; his birthplace, the tiny Warwickshire village of Stratford-Upon-Avon, has been transformed into a theme park of staggering commercialism, and the New globe, in its second season, is already a far bigger business than the old Globe could have ever hoped to be. If popular culture cannot do without Shakespeare, continually reinventing him and reimaging his drama and his life, neither can the critical and scholarly world, for which Shakespeare has, for more than two centuries, served as the central text for analysis and explication, the foundation of the western literary cannon, and the measure of literary excellence.
The canonical Shakespeare is a product of publication, commentary, editorial intervention, elucidation, and criticism. The essays collected in these volumes reveal is fully as multifarious as the Shakespeare of theme parks, movies and television, and indeed, is part of the continuing reinvention of Shakespeare. The essays are drawn for the most part from work done in the past three decades, though a few essential, enabling essays from an earlier period have been included; and they not only chart the directions taken by Shakespeare studies in the recent past, but they serve to indicate the enormous and continuing vitality of the enterprise, and the extent to which Shakespeare has become a metonym for literary and artistic endeavor generally.

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Shakespeare and the Arts
1
Shakespeare and Gender
2
Shakespeare and History
3
Shakespeares Poems
4
Shakespeare and the Editorial Tradition
5
Shakespeare and the Interpretive Tradition
6
Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition
7
Shakespeare in the Theatre
8
Shakespeares Virginian Masque
83
Cartography and the Gaze
119
Shakespeare on History and Poetry
151
Attitudes to History in Shakespeares Lucrece
171
Renaissance Attitudes to History
189
History Ideology and Intellectuals
215
Macbeth and the Politics of Historiography
230
Measure for Measure in its Time
321

Political Shakespeare
9
Postmodern Shakespeare
10
Language and History
54
Local Customs and Local Texts
72
The Theater the Market and the Subject of History
339
Crossdressing in Dramatic Representation
361
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