1st Edition

Marxist Shakespeares

Edited By Jean E. Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow Copyright 2001
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new 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. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.

    1. Introduction : Marxism Now, Shakespeare Now 2. Well Grubbed, Old Mole : Marx, Hamlet and the (Un)Fixing of Representation 3. An Impure History of Ghosts : Derrida, Marx, Shakespeare 4. Looking Well to Linens : Women and Cultural Production in Othello and Shakespeare's England 5. Judicious Oeillades : Surveying Marital Property in The Merry Wives of Windsor 6.The Rape of Jesus : Aemilia Lanyer's Lucrece 7. The Undiscovered Country : Shakespeare and Mercantile Geography 8. Shakespeare's Globe 9. The Shakespeare Film and the Americanization of Culture 10. The Management of Mirth : Shakespeare via Bourdieu 11. Measure for Measure : Marxism Before Marx 12. Shakespeare Beyond Shakespeare


    Jean E. Howard teaches Early Modern literature at Colombia University. Scott Cutler Shershow teaches English literature and literary theory at Miami University.