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Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.
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The last twenty years have seen an increasing fragmentation in Shakespeare studies, with the emergence of several critical schools, each with its own ideology, each convinced that all other approaches are deficient. In this important book, Brian Vickers argues that, in attempting to appropriate Shakespeare for their own purposes, each of these schools distorts the text by omission and misrepresentation. Two  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0300054157 9780300054156 0300061056 9780300061055
OCLC Number: 26853430
Description: xvii, 508 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Critical theories. The diminution of language : Saussure to Derrida ; Creator and interpreters --
Critical practices. Deconstruction : undermining, overreaching ; New historicism : disaffected subjects ; Psychocriticism : finding the fault ; Feminist stereotypes : misogyny, patriarchy, bombast ; Christians and Marxists : allegory, ideology.
Responsibility: by Brian Vickers.

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During the last two decades, new critical schools of Shakespeare scholarship have emerged, each with its own ideology. This book argues that in attempting to appropriate Shakespeare for their own  Read more...

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