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Shakespeare and the urgency of now : criticism and theory in the 21st century

Shakespeare and the urgency of now : criticism and theory in the 21st century

Author: Cary DiPietro; Hugh Grady
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Today, in light of the markedly precarious state of the world's politics, ecology and economy, where does Shakespeare figure in our changing world? By the same token, how do economic, environmental and institutional pressures interpenetrate Shakespeare as a cultural enterprise - in performance, film, popular culture, global appropriation - and no less in academic criticism? Ever since Martin Luther King Jr. first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cary DiPietro; Hugh Grady
ISBN: 9781137017307 1137017309 9781403911650 1403911657 1137017317 9781137017314
OCLC Number: 834978526
Description: xxii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Forward: "A Bigger Splash" / Terence Hawkes --
Introduction / Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady --
1. Presentism, Anachronism and Titus Andronicus / Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady --
2. The Presentist Threat to Editions of Shakespeare / Gabriel Egan --
3. Shakespeare Dwelling : Pericles and the Affordances of Action / Julia Reinhard Lupton --
4. Performing Place in The Tempest / Cary DiPietro --
5. Green Economics and the English Renaissance: from Capital to the Commons / Charles Whitney --
6. 'Consuming means, soon preys upon itself' : Political Expedience and Environmental Degradation in Richard II / Lynne Bruckner --
7. 'What light through yonder window speaks?' : The Nature Theater of Oklahoma Romeo and Juliet and the Cult(ure) of Shakespeare / W.B. Worthen --
8. Reification, Mourning, and the Aesthetic in Antony and Cleopatra and The Winter's Tale / Hugh Grady --
9. The Hour is Unknown: Julius Caesar, et cetera / Mark Robson.
Series Title: Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Responsibility: edited by Cary DiPietro, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada and Hugh Grady, Arcadia University, USA.


These essays address the intersections between Shakespeare, history and the present using a variety of new and established methodological approaches, from phenomenology and ecocriticism to the new  Read more...


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"In this volume Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady have assembled a rich array of scholars to display the relevance of Shakespeare through sustained presentist readings of his work. ... Shakespeare and the Read more...

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