Notorious Identity / Edition 1

Notorious Identity / Edition 1

by Linda Charnes
     
 

Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra--these were figures of intense signification long before Shakespeare gave them new life on the stage. When he did, Linda Charnes argues, he used these legendary figures to explore a new kind of fame--notorious identity--an infamy based not on the moral and ethical "use value" of legend but on aSee more details below

Overview

Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra--these were figures of intense signification long before Shakespeare gave them new life on the stage. When he did, Linda Charnes argues, he used these legendary figures to explore a new kind of fame--notorious identity--an infamy based not on the moral and ethical "use value" of legend but on a commodification of identity itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674627819
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/11/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Belaboring the Obvious Reading the Monstrous Body in King Richard 3

2. "So Unsecret to Ourselves" Notorious Identity and the Material Subject in Troilus and Cressida

3. Spies and Whispers Exceeding Reputation in Antony and Cleopatra

Conclusion

Epilogue

Notes

Index

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