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Author Kastan, David Scott.

Title Shakespeare after theory / David Scott Kastan
Published New York : Routledge, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents Introduction : reading Shakespeare historically -- Demanding history -- Shakespeare after theory -- Are we being interdisciplinary yet? -- The text in history -- The mechanics of culture : editing Shakespeare today -- Shakespeare in print -- "Killed with hard opinions" : Oldcastle and Falstaff and the reformed text of 1 Henry IV -- The test as history -- "Proud majesty made a subject" : representing authority on the early modern stage -- "The king hath many marching in his coats," or, What did you do in the war, daddy? -- Is there a class in this (Shakespearean) text? -- Macbeth and the "name of king" -- "The Duke of Milan / and his brave son" : old histories and new in The tempest -- Coda : the closing of the theaters -- "Publike sports" and "publike calamities" : plays, playing, and politics
Summary Responding to the theoretical initiatives of the last twenty years this book compellingly restores Shakespeare's plays to the rich densities of the world in which, and to which, they were created
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-257) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism, Textual.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- History.
Literature and history -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Literature and history -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Historiography.
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625 -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98048531
ISBN 0203901657 (electronic bk.)
0203901665 (electronic bk.)
9780203901656 (electronic bk.)
9780203901663 (electronic bk.)
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