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The Resource Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists, Graham Bradshaw

Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists, Graham Bradshaw

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Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists
Title
Misrepresentations
Title remainder
Shakespeare and the materialists
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Graham Bradshaw
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Just at the moment when conflicts between critical "isms" are threatening to turn the study of English literature into a game park for endangered texts, Graham Bradshaw arrives with a work of liberating wit and insight. His subject is double: the Shakespeare he reads and the Shakespeare that critics in the ranks of the new historicists and cultural materialists are representing (or misrepresenting). In writing on Henry V, Othello, The Tempest, and The Merchant of Venice, Bradshaw probes the complex dramatic thinking behind the plays. He is much concerned with Shakespeare's "dramatic rhyming," the manner in which different parts of the plays are brought to bear on one another within a complex design. Branching out from these readings, he shows how frequently politicized materialist readings expose and contradict one another in their partial and opportunistic samplings of Shakespeare's texts. Bradshaw argues that the plays can help us to historicize our present, if we allow them to test - instead of using them to "instantiate"--Our cherished theories. Far more than elegant nay-saying, Misrepresentations moves toward a rich new conceptualization of cultural poetics, one responsive to our present critical situation and to the intricate designs of Shakespeare's poetic drama
  • Just at the moment when conflicts between critical "isms" are threatening to turn the study of English literature into a game park for endangered texts, Graham Bradshaw arrives with a work of liberating wit and insight. His subject is double: the Shakespeare he reads and the Shakespeare that critics in the ranks of the new historicists and cultural materialists are representing (or misrepresenting). In writing on Henry V, Othello, The Tempest, and The Merchant of Venice, Bradshaw probes the complex dramatic thinking behind the plays. He is much concerned with Shakespeare's "dramatic rhyming," the manner in which different parts of the plays are brought to bear on one another within a complex design. Branching out from these readings, he shows how frequently politicized materialist readings expose and contradict one another in their partial and opportunistic samplings of Shakespeare's texts. Bradshaw argues that the plays can help us to historicize our present, if we allow them to test - instead of using them to "instantiate" - our cherished theories. Far more than elegant nay-saying, Misrepresentations moves toward a rich new conceptualization of cultural poetics, one responsive to our present critical situation and to the intricate designs of Shakespeare's poetic drama
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Bradshaw, Graham
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Historical criticism (Literature)
  • Criticism
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Materialism
Label
Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists, Graham Bradshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-314) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Is Shakespeare Evil? Reviving Tillyard. Buddies. Chaotic Sites. The E-Effect -- Ch. 1. Being Oneself: New Historicists, Cultural Materialists, and Henry V. The Trouble with Harry. The Historiographical Challenge. Dramatic "Rhyming" Who Them? Where Us? Systems in Force. Being Oneself -- Ch. 2. Dramatic Intentions: Two-Timing in Shakespeare's Venice. Jessica's Lie. Complex Designs. Obeying the Time. Fashioning Othello. A Choice of Delusions. "A Horrible Conceite" -- Epilogue: The New Historicist as Iago. Seeing Through Seeing Through. The Fear of Being Taken In. The Riverbed. Othello 1980 -- Appendix: Dashing Othello's Spirits
Control code
28631465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780801481291
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
93030897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1574748
Label
Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists, Graham Bradshaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-314) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Is Shakespeare Evil? Reviving Tillyard. Buddies. Chaotic Sites. The E-Effect -- Ch. 1. Being Oneself: New Historicists, Cultural Materialists, and Henry V. The Trouble with Harry. The Historiographical Challenge. Dramatic "Rhyming" Who Them? Where Us? Systems in Force. Being Oneself -- Ch. 2. Dramatic Intentions: Two-Timing in Shakespeare's Venice. Jessica's Lie. Complex Designs. Obeying the Time. Fashioning Othello. A Choice of Delusions. "A Horrible Conceite" -- Epilogue: The New Historicist as Iago. Seeing Through Seeing Through. The Fear of Being Taken In. The Riverbed. Othello 1980 -- Appendix: Dashing Othello's Spirits
Control code
28631465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780801481291
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
93030897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1574748

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