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Shakespeare and Class

Shakespeare and Class

Author(s):
  • Shormishtha Panja
  • Manjit S. Singh
  • Author: Shormishtha Panja
    • ISBN:9789332536319
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332536317
    • Price:Rs. 275.00
    • Pages:275
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    Shakespeare and Class presents a critical analysis of social class, rank and hierarchy in some of William Shakespeare's most significant plays. The essays by various distinguished scholars investigate how Elizabethan England showed a remarkable ability to evolve in their transition from a medieval social setup into a society with distinctive class demarcation among the nobility, clergymen and peasants.

    Table of Content

    Introduction

    1. The Plebeian Elements in the Elizabethan

    Theatre and its Liberties

    2. Shakespeare's Beggars and Vagrants

    3 .The People Enter History

    4. Prospect of Interclass Marriage and the Subaltern Challenge to Hierarchy in The Winter's Tale and The Maid in the Mill

    5 .Phebe's ';leathern hand' and Rosalind's ';white hand':

    Complexion, Class, and Culture Contrasts in As You Like It

    6 .Class, Identity, Marginal Spaces: The Twins in Twelfth Night

    7 .The McDonaldizing of Macbeth: Shakespeare, Class, and Scotland, PA

    8. ';A Woman in Cyprus in Love with Cassio': Performing Sex and Class in Othello

    9 ';Shakespeare and Class': Othello in Mainland Japan and Okinawa

    10 Class in Shakespeare: ';Teach(ing) Differences' with a Difference


    Contributors
    Index
     

    Salient Features

    • Shakespeare and Class introduces instructors and learners to different theoretical positions
    relating to class and order that provide a new dimension to Shakespeare's works

    • This volume will be of great interest to Shakespeare scholars and students of literature