Marxist Shakespeares

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Jean Elizabeth Howard, Jean E Howard, PH D, Scott Cutler Shershow
Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.
 

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Contents

Marxism now Shakespeare now
1
Marx Hamlet and the unfixing
16
Derrida Marx Shakespeare
31
women and cultural production
53
supervising marital property in
82
Aemilia Lanyers Lucrece
104
Shakespeare and mercantile
128
Shakespeare via Bourdieu
159
Shakespeares Globe?
178
The Shakespeare film and the Americanization of culture
206
Marxism before Marx
227
Shakespeare beyond Shakespeare
245
Bibliography
265
Index
287
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Jean E. Howard teaches Early Modern literature at Colombia University. Scott Cutler Shershow teaches English literature and literary theory at Miami University.

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