Beginning Shakespeare

Beginning Shakespeare

by Lisa Hopkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719064234
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 05/08/2005
Series: Beginnings
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,158,221
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Critical Histories

I. 1598-1741: A bumpy ride

ii. 1741-1904: Enter Shakespear

iii. Enshrinement

iv. A.C.Bradley and character study

v. The Thirties: images and patterns

vi. Tillyard and the 'Elizabethan world picture'

vii. Jan Kott: Shakespeare our contemporary

2. Psychoanalysis

I. Freud and his early followers

ii. C.G. Jung and the theory of 'types and archetypes'

iii. Jacques Lacan and the theory of the subject

iv. Post-Lacanian psychoanalytical approaches

3. New Historicism

I. Stephen Greenblatt: 'invisible bullets'

ii. Louis Montrose: New Historicism meets psychoanalysis

iii. Leonard Tennenhouse and the interests of power

iv. Later developments: New Historicism meets gender

4. Cultural Materialism

I. Political Shakespeare: a landmark text

ii. Dollimore and Sinfield: literature and power

iii. Terence Hawkes and the politics of meaning

5. New factualisms

I. The 'new biography'

ii. Attribution studies

iii. Editing

6. Gender studies and queer theory

I. Boy actors

ii. Political feminisms

iii. Queer theory

7. Postcolonial criticism

I. 'The Tempest'

ii. Postcolonial 'Tempests'

iii. 'Othello'

8. Shakespeare in performance

I. 'Henry V' in performance

ii. The Olivier version

iii. Stratford-upon-Avon

iv. Political performance criticism?

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