Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 2

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John Drakakis, Terence Hawkes
Psychology Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 294 pages
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Alternative Shakespeares, published in 1985, shook up the world of Shakespearean studies, demythologising Shakespeare and applying new theories to the study of his work. Alternative Shakespeares: Volume 2 investigates Shakespearean criticism over a decade later, introducing new debates and new theorists into the frame.
Both established scholars and new names appear here, providing a broad cross-section of contemporary Shakespearean studies, including psychoanalysis, sexual and gender politics, race and new historicism.
Alternative Shakespeares: Volume 2 represents the forefront of contemporary Shakespearean studies. This urgently-needed addition to a classic work of literary criticism is one which teachers and scholars will welcome.
  

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Contents

Introduction Terence Hawkes
1
After the new historicism Steven Mullancy
17
Cleopatras Seduction Catherine Belsey
38
Imprints Shakespeare Gutenberg and Descartes Margreta de Grazia
63
Locating the sexual subject Bruce R Smith
95
How to read The Merchant of Venice without being heterosexist Alan Sinfield
122
In what chapter of his bosom? reading Shakespeares bodies Keir Elam
140
Shakespeare and cultural difference Ania Loomba
164
Othello was a white man properties of race on Shakespeares stage Dympna Callaghan
192
Watching Hamlet watching Lacan Shakespeare and the mirrorstage Philip Armstrong
216
Afterword the next generation John Drakakis
238
Notes
245
Bibliography
262
Index
286
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About the author (1996)

Terence Hawkes is Emeritus Professor of English at Cardiff University. He is the author of a number of books, including That Shakespherian Rag and Meaning By Shakespeare, and is General Editor of the Accents on Shakespeare series.

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