Proximations and Power
By (author) Martin Orkin
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Local Shakespeares by Martin Orkin
Book DescriptionThis remarkable volume challenges scholars and students to look beyond a dominant European and North American 'metropolitan bank' of Shakespeare knowledge. As well as revealing the potential for a new understanding of Shakespeare's plays, Martin Orkin adopts a fresh approach to issues of power, where 'proximations' emerge from a process of dialogue and challenge traditional notions of authority. Divided into two parts this book: * encourages us to recognise the way in which 'local' or 'non-metropolitan' knowledges and experiences might extend understanding of Shakespeare's texts and their locations * demonstrates the use of local as well as metropolitan knowledges in exploring the presentation of masculinity in Shakespeare's late plays. These plays themselves dramatise encounters with different cultures and, crucially, challenges to established authority.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415348799
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book shows how 'local', 'non-metropolitan' knowledge and experience might extend our understanding of various aspects of Shakespeare's plays, using as a particular example the presentation of masculinity in the late plays.
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Author Biography - Martin Orkin
Martin Orkin, who teaches in the Departments of English and Theatre at the University of Haifa, is author of Shakespeare Against Apartheid and Drama and the South African State. He is also co-editor, with Ania Loomba, of Postcolonial Shakespeares, and editor of At the Junction: Four Plays by the Junction Avenue Theatre Company.
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