Misrepresentations: Shakespeare and the Materialists / Edition 1

Misrepresentations: Shakespeare and the Materialists / Edition 1

by Graham Bradshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801481295

ISBN-13: 9780801481291

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Just at the moment when conflicts between critical "isms" are threatening to turn the study of English literature into a game park for endangered texts, Bradshaw arrives with a work of liberating wit and insight. His subject is double: the Shakespeare he reads and the Shakespeare whom critics in the ranks of the new historicists and cultural materialists are…  See more details below

Overview

Just at the moment when conflicts between critical "isms" are threatening to turn the study of English literature into a game park for endangered texts, Bradshaw arrives with a work of liberating wit and insight. His subject is double: the Shakespeare he reads and the Shakespeare whom critics in the ranks of the new historicists and cultural materialists are representing (or misrepresenting).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801481291
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Prologue: Is Shakespeare Evil?1
Reviving Tillyard1
Buddies8
Chaotic Sites18
The E-Effect26
Ch. 1Being Oneself: New Historicists, Cultural Materialists, and Henry V34
The Trouble with Harry34
The Historiographical Challenge46
Dramatic "Rhyming"63
Who Them? Where Us?80
Systems in Force98
Being Oneself112
Ch. 2Dramatic Intentions: Two-Timing in Shakespeare's Venice125
Jessica's Lie125
Complex Designs139
Obeying the Time148
Fashioning Othello168
A Choice of Delusions190
"A Horrible Conceite"201
Epilogue: The New Historicist as Iago223
Seeing Through Seeing Through223
The Fear of Being Taken In227
The Riverbed232
Othello 1980245
Appendix: Dashing Othello's Spirits258
Notes283
Index315

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