Shakespeare's English and Roman History Plays: A Marxist Approach

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Rutherford [New Jersey] Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 168 pages
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.

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Contents

Preface
9
Marxism and Shakespearean Criticism
15
The Marxist Approach and Shakespearean Studies Today
30
Copyright

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Paul Siegel (1916-2004) was a writer and activist who published numerous books on literature and politics, including Revolution in the 20th Century Novel.

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