Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 2
John Drakakis, Terence Hawkes
Psychology Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 294 pages
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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Introduction Terence Hawkes
After the new historicism Steven Mullancy
Cleopatras Seduction Catherine Belsey
Imprints Shakespeare Gutenberg and Descartes Margreta de Grazia
Locating the sexual subject Bruce R Smith
How to read The Merchant of Venice without being heterosexist Alan Sinfield
In what chapter of his bosom? reading Shakespeares bodies Keir Elam
Shakespeare and cultural difference Ania Loomba
actors Africans Alternative Shakespeares analysis Antonio Antony and Cleopatra audience Bassanio become binary blackface body boys Caliban century Cleopatra colonial contemporary context Coriolanus cosmetics criticism cultural difference Cupid Descartes desire discourse drama early modern England Elizabethan English erotic essay European example fantasy female femininity feminism feminist fiction figure gaze Geertz gender Greenblatt Hamlet historical historicism historicist identification identity ideological imaginary impersonation imprint India Lacan literary London lust in action male material means Merchant Merchant of Venice mirror mirror stage Montrose negritude object Olivia Orsino Othello painting performance phallus plague play political Portia practices printing produced queer theory race racial relation Renaissance representation reproduced resistance seal seduction semiotics sense sexual behaviour Shakespeare Shylock signet signifying social sodomy spectator stage Steven Mullaney structure studies suggests symbolic theatre theatrical theory tion Twelfth Night Venus woman women
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