In the current climate of global military conflict and terrorism, Shakespeare at Peace offers new readings of Shakespeare’s plays, illuminating a discourse of peace previously shadowed by war and violence. Using contemporary examples such as speeches, popular music, and science fiction adaptations of the plays, Shakespeare at Peace reads Shakespeare’s work to illuminate current debates and rhetoric around conflict and peace. In this challenging and evocative book, Garrison and Pivetti re-frame Shakespeare as a proponent of peace, rather than war, and suggest new ways of exploring the vitality of Shakespeare’s work for politics today.
Table of Contents
Introduction: "The Tide of War is Receding" 1. What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding? 2. Make Love, Not War 3. Flower Power 4. Blowin' in the Wind 5. Another World Was Possible Afterword: War is not the Answer
John S. Garrison is Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College, USA.
Kyle Pivetti is Associate Professor of English at Norwich University, USA.