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Shakespeare's History Plays. Rethinking Historicism

Parvini, N (2012) Shakespeare's History Plays. Rethinking Historicism Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0748646132

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This important intervention in the critical and theoretical discourse of Shakespeare studies summarises, evaluates and ultimately calls time on the mode of criticism that has prevailed in Shakespeare studies over the past thirty years. It heralds a new, more dynamic way of reading Shakespeare as a supremely intelligent and creative political thinker, whose history plays address and illuminate the very questions with which cultural historicists have been so preoccupied since the 1980s. The book reignites old debates and re-energises recent bids to humanise Shakespeare and to restore agency to the individual in the critical readings of his plays.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English
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Date : March 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords : Drama
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Date Deposited : 15 Feb 2013 16:55
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:55

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