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Shakespeare and Money

Shakespeare and Money

by Graham Holderness (Editor)


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Though better known for his literary merits, Shakespeare made money, wrote about money and enabled money-making by countless others in his name. With chapters by leading scholars on the economic, financial and commercial ramifications of his work, this multifaceted volume connects the Bard to both early modern and contemporary economic conditions, revealing Shakespeare to have been a serious economist in his own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789206722
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Series: Shakespeare & , #7
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Graham Holderness is the author of numerous books on literary criticism, theory, and scholarship, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. His most recent works include The Faith of William Shakespeare (Lion Books, 2016), Tales from Shakespeare: Creative Collisions (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Re-writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film (Bloomsbury, November 2014), and the historical fantasy novel Black and Deep Desires: William Shakespeare Vampire Hunter (Top Hat Books, 2015).

Table of Contents


Graham Holderness

Chapter 1. Shakespeare and Derivatives

David Hawkes

Chapter 2. Shakespeare, Reciprocity, and Exchange

John Drakakis

Chapter 3. Offshore Desires: Mobility, Liquidity, and History in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean

Rui Carvalho Homem

Chapter 4. Pity Silenced: Economics of Mercy in The Merchant of Venice

Alessandra Marzola

Chapter 5. ‘Love Merchandized’: Money in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Manfred Pfister

Chapter 6. Timon of Athens in the Downturn

James Tink

Chapter 7. ‘Fill thy purse with money’: Financing Performance in Shakespearean England

Tiffany Stern

Chapter 8. Biography and Shakespeare’s Money: Portraits of an Economic Persona

Paola Pugliatti

Chapter 9. Shakespeare and the Hybrid Economy

Sujata Iyengar

Afterthought: ‘Best for Winter’

Graham Holderness