Repositioning Shakespeare: National Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - Literary Collections - 248 pages
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Repositioning Shakespeare offers an original assessment of a broad range of texts and cultural events that appropriate Shakespeare. Examining these materials within the context of 'the nation' in a postcolonial era, Thomas Cartelli considers:
* essays by Walt Whitman
* the nineteenth-century play, 'Jack Cade'
* novels by Aphra Behn, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Michelle Cliff, Tayeb Salih, Nadine Gordimer and Robert Stone
* the 1849 Astor Place Riot
Cartelli places particular emphasis on redefining the 'postcolonial' in order to find a place for America. In doing so, Repositioning Shakespeare makes a considerable contribution to the continuing debate about the uses we make of Shakespeare.

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Thomas Cartelli is Professor of English and NEH Professor of Humanities, Muhlenberg College.

Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr.

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