Shakespeare and Race
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Shakespeare and Race by Catherine M. S. Alexander
Book DescriptionThis volume, first published in 2000, draws together thirteen important essays on the concept of race in Shakespeare's drama. The authors, who themselves reflect racial and geographical diversity, explore issues of ethnography, politics, religion, identity, nationalism, and the distribution of power in Shakespeare's plays. The authors write from a variety of perspectives, drawing on Elizabethan and Jacobean historical studies and critical theory. They attend to performances of the plays in different ages and places, as well as to the text. An introductory essay sets the context for the ensuing chapters, which reflect shifts in scholarship over the last forty years. Most are reprinted from volumes of Shakespeare Survey. They tackle the ethnic implications of Shakespearean drama in South Africa, the Caribbean, Germany and the Arab world as well as England. A broad range of plays and poems is included, while particular essays focus on Othello, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521770460
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catherine M. S. Alexander
Shakespeare Treasury, Hardback (July 2016)
Delving into the inspirations behind his masterworks and the influences of generations of performers, this book reveals the incredible variety of ways Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for stage and screen. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, it looks at the facts and myths of Shakespeare's life and times.
Henry VIII, Paperback (December 2015)
Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII as the Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason, having been tricked by his enemy Cardinal Wolsey. And when the King falls in love with Anne Boleyn and decides to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon, he causes an irrevocable rift with the Catholic Church.
The treasures of William Shakespeare, Hardback (March 2014)
Published in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and illustrated with contemporary images from Shakespeare's time as well as photographs of RSC performances, this book explores the poet's life and the enduring legacy of his work. It is also enhanced with 20 items of memorabilia, including Shakespeare's marriage certificate and Will.
Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Catherine M. S. Alexander
In this book, leading international Shakespeare scholars consider the significant characteristics of Shakespeare's last plays and place them in their Jacobean context.
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