Shakespeare's English and Roman History Plays: A Marxist Approach
Explains how an adherent to the so-called Christian interpretation of Shakespeare can be a Marxist critic. Shakespeare's history plays, Siegel contends, were shaped by the Christian humanist ideology of the new Tudor aristocracy and are subtle works of art whose characters are complex creations, not mere spokesmen for social classes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Marxist Approach and Shakespearean Studies Today
Shakespeares English and Roman History Plays
Shakespeares View of English History
Richard III and the Spirit of Capitalism
Falstaff and His Social Milieu
Other editions - View all
ambivalence American revolutionists Antony and Cleopatra Antony's Appian aristocracy audience Augustus Bolingbroke bourgeoisie Brutus Bullough Cambridge Cassius characters Christ Christian City civil comedies concept Coriolanus crown death deposition divine providence Dover Wilson drama Edited Edward Elizabethan Empire England English and Roman English history plays Falstaff feudal gentry God's Henry Henry IV Henry VI Henry's historians honor Hotspur human Ibid idea ideology imagery images John Julius Caesar King Lear Knight Lepidus Levin literary Literature London Marx and Engels Marx's Marxist medieval monarchy nobility noble Octavius Oxford University Press plebeians Plutarch political Pompey prince rebellion refer reign Renaissance republic Richard Richard II Roman History Plays Roman plays Rome Rome's says Schanzer Shake Shakespeare Shakespeare's English Shakespeare's History Plays Shakespeare's View Shakespearean criticism Shakespearean Tragedy Shylock Siegel social society speaks speare's spirit Tillyard Timon of Athens tion Titus tradition Tudor myth Wilson Wilson Knight words York
Page 22 - The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, ie, the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production...
Page 16 - Political, juridical, philosophical, religious, literary, artistic, etc., development is based on economic development. But all these react upon one another and also upon the economic base. It is not that the economic position is the cause and alone active, while everything else only has a passive effect. There is, rather, interaction on the basis of the economic necessity, which ultimately always asserts itself.