Synopsis

Cultural Shakespeare - Essays in the Shakespeare Myth

$29.99

Graham Holderness

Published by Hertfordshire Press

This unique collection of seminal works includes essays in literature, theatre, film/media and cultural studies, and is an indispensable resource for studies in the 'Shakespeare industry'

This volume brings together for the first time a definitive collection of Graham Holderness's writings on Shakespeare and national culture and the 'Shakespeare Myth'

Published in books and journals between 1985 and 1997, these essays constitute a unique resource for the study of 'Shakespeare' as a cultural phenomenon or ideological apparatus, as distinct from Shakespeare the poet and playwright

The volume also includes a specially written Preface, a hitherto unpublished essay 'Everybody's Shakespeare', and an extensive Bibliography of work in this particular field

These studies consistently look behind and beyond the 'plays', the narrowly defined forms of literary text, historical phenomenon and theatrical production, and recognise 'Shakespeare' wherever and whenever the authorial construction is manifested

The ultimate objective of their address is to cultural power, or the power of cultural politics

What, finally, does Shakespeare mean in historical and contemporary cultures?

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.

Shipping

We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2022 Stageplays, Inc.