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Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism / Edition 1
     

Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism / Edition 1

by Ania Loomba
 

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ISBN-10: 0198711743

ISBN-13: 9780198711742

Pub. Date: 11/07/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of "race"? Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare's plays, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth-century ideas differed from the later ideologies of "race" that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism,

Overview

Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of "race"? Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare's plays, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth-century ideas differed from the later ideologies of "race" that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism, blackness, and religious difference. Accessible yet nuanced analysis of the plays explores how Shakespeare's ideas of race were shaped by beliefs about color, religion, nationality, class, money and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198711742
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/07/2002
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Topics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,077,411
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Race and Colonialism in the Study of Shakespeare
1. The Vocabularies of Race
2. Religion, Colour, and Racial Difference
3. Wilderness and Civilization in Titus Andronicus
4. Othello and the Racial Question
5. The Imperial Romance of Antony and Cleopatra
6. Religion, Money, and Race in The Merchant of Venice
Conclusion: Playing with Shakespeare
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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