Marxist Shakespeares

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Jean Elizabeth Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow
Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
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Uses analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to engage in a fresh way with Shakespeare's works. The essays collected here bring together work by both established and younger scholars to reveal the continuing power of Marxist thought to address: the relationship of texts to social class; the historical construction of the aesthetic; and the utopian dimensions of literary production. This book offers 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. It should be of interest not only to those studying Shakespeare, but any student who wishes to explore the political purpose and effect of intellectual work.
 

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Contents

Introduction Marxism now Shakespeare now
1
Well grubbed old mole Marx Hamlet and the unfixing of representation
16
An impure history of ghosts Derrida Marx Sharekspeare
31
Looking well to linens women and cultural production in Othello and Shakespeares England
53
Judicious oeillades supervising marital property in The Merry Waives of Windsor
82
The rape of Jesus Aemilia Lanyers Lucirce
104
The undiscovered country Shakespeare and mercantile geography
128
The management of mirth Shakespeare via Bourdieu
159
Shakespeares Globe?
178
The Shakespeare film and the Americanization of culture
206
Measure for Measure 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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