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Title Shakespeare and the urgency of now : criticism and theory in the 21st century / edited by Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave Shakespeare studies
Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Contents Forward: "A Bigger Splash" / Terence Hawkes -- Introduction / Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady -- 1. Presentism, Anachronism and Titus Andronicus / Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady -- 2. The Presentist Threat to Editions of Shakespeare / Gabriel Egan -- 3. Shakespeare Dwelling: Pericles and the Affordances of Action / Julia Reinhard Lupton -- 4. Performing Place in The Tempest / Cary DiPietro -- 5. Green Economics and the English Renaissance: from Capital to the Commons / Charles Whitney -- 6. 'Consuming means, soon preys upon itself': Political Expedience and Environmental Degradation in Richard II / Lynne Bruckner -- 7. 'What light through yonder window speaks?': The Nature Theater of Oklahoma Romeo and Juliet and the Cult(ure) of Shakespeare / W.B. Worthen -- 8. Reification, Mourning, and the Aesthetic in Antony and Cleopatra and The Winter's Tale / Hugh Grady -- 9. The Hour is Unknown: Julius Caesar, et cetera / Mark Robson
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword: "A Bigger Splash"; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 Presentism, Anachronism, and Titus Andronicus; 2 The Presentist Threat to Editions of Shakespeare; 3 Shakespeare Dwelling: Pericles and the Affordances of Action; 4 Performing Place in The Tempest; 5 Green Economics and the English Renaissance: From Capital to the Commons; 6 ""Consuming means, soon preys upon itself"": Political Expedience and Environmental Degradation in Richard II
7 ""What light through yonder window speaks?"": The Nature Theater of Oklahoma Romeo and Juliet and the Cult(ure) of Shakespeare8 Reification, Mourning, and the Aesthetic in Antony and Cleopatra and The Winter's Tale; 9 The Hour is Unknown: Julius Caesar, et cetera; Index
Summary "Today, in light of the markedly precarious state of the world's politics, ecology and economy, where does Shakespeare figure in our changing world? By the same token, how do economic, environmental and institutional pressures interpenetrate Shakespeare as a cultural enterprise - in performance, film, popular culture, global appropriation - and no less in academic criticism? Ever since Martin Luther King Jr. first evoked the 'fierce urgency of now' in the American civil rights movement in the early 1960s, his trope has become ubiquitous. It continues to be a powerful slogan for civil rights. It's frequently intoned by global anti-poverty and social equality activists, and resounds strongly when evoked in the global environmental movement. Connecting with such concerns, these essays address the intersections between Shakespeare, history and the present using a variety of new and established methodological approaches, from phenomenology and ecocriticism to the new economics and aesthetics."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author DiPietro, Cary, 1971- editor
Grady, Hugh, editor
LC no. 2013021800
ISBN 1137017317 (electronic bk.)
1299764800
9781137017314 (electronic bk.)
9781299764804
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