Talking Shakespeare

Shakespeare into the Millennium

  • Editors
  • Deborah Cartmell
  • Michael Scott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Deborah Cartmell, Michael Scott
      Pages 1-6
  3. Shakespeare, Theory and Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Michael Scott
      Pages 9-23
    3. Nigel Wood
      Pages 24-38
    4. Dermot Cavanagh
      Pages 70-82
  4. Shakespeare and National Identity

  5. Shakespeare, Performance, Sexuality and Race

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Miles Thompson, Imelda Whelehan
      Pages 123-137
    3. Deborah Cartmell
      Pages 138-148
  6. Shakespeare, Film and the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Kiernan Ryan
      Pages 187-200
    3. Michael J. Collins
      Pages 201-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-253

About this book


This edited collection of essays on Shakespeare includes writings on Shakespeare in his time, in our time, and in the future. It looks at why we talk so much about Shakespeare by considering the dominant views and theories on his work at the beginning of the new millennium. Essays included examine topics such as touring practices in Shakespeare's day, the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in relation to his contemporaries, Shakespeare and homoeroticism and Shakespeare and the future.

Talking Shakespeare, as its title implies, focuses on the reciprocal relationship between past and present, the way Shakespeare talks to us, the ways in which we talk about Shakespeare, and the way in which Shakespeare, ultimately, is 'all talk'. Indeed the approach employed throughout the book is a consideration of the ways in which the past informs the present as well as how the present informs the past. The book takes a multi-disciplinary view of Shakespeare, looking at how Shakespeare is 'talked about' in the fields of English Studies, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies. There is also an appendix surveying material available on Shakespeare in the electronic or 'virtual' library.


English Studies Hamlet William Shakespeare

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