ABSTRACT

First published in 1987.

The essays in Shakespeare Reproduced offer a political critique of Shakespeare's writings and the uses to which those writings are put

Some of the essays focus on Shakespeare in his own time and consider how his plays can be seen to reproduce or subvert the cultural orthodoxies and the power relations of the late Renaissance. Others examine the forces which have produced an overtly political criticism of Shakespeare and of his use in culture.

Contributors include: Jean E Howard and Marion O'Connor, Walter Cohen, Don E Wayne, Thomas Cartelli, Peter Erickson, Karen Newman, Thomas Moisan, Michael D Bristol, Thomas Sorge, Jonathan Goldberg, Robert Weimann, Margaret Ferguson.

chapter |17 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|29 pages

Political Criticism of Shakespeare

ByWALTER COHEN 18

chapter 4|17 pages

Prospero in Africa: The Tempest as Colonialist text and Pretext

ByTHOMAS CARTELLI 9 9

chapter 9|18 pages

Lenten Butchery: Legitimation Crisis in Coriolanus

ByMICHAEL D. BRISTOL 207

chapter 10|17 pages

The Failure of Orthodoxy in Coriolanus

ByTHOMAS SORGE 225

chapter 11|23 pages

Speculations: Macbeth and Source

ByJONATHAN GOLDBERG 242

chapter 12|8 pages

Towards a Literary Theory of Ideology: Mimesis, Representation, Authority

ByROBERT WEIMANN 265