Reading Shakespeare Historically by Lisa JardineReading Shakespeare Historically by Lisa Jardine

Reading Shakespeare Historically

byLisa JardineEditorLisa Jardine

Paperback | May 2, 1996

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Reading Shakespeare Historicallyis a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates the key social and political issues of today. Lisa Jardine re-reads Renaissance drama in its historical and cultural context, from laws of defamation in Othello to the competing loyalties of companionate marriage and male friendship in The Changeling. In doing so she reveals a wealth of new insights, sometimes surprising but always original and engrossing. At the same time, these essays also provide a fascinating account of the rise of feminist scholarship since the 1980s and the diversifying of `new historicist' approaches over the same period.

Reading Shakespeare Historicallywill fascinate and provoke students of shakespeare and his historical age, and general readers with an urge to understand how the culture and history of our past illuminates the key scoial and political issues of today.

Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
Title:Reading Shakespeare HistoricallyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:May 2, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415134900

ISBN - 13:9780415134903


Editorial Reviews

..."the historicizings are helpful, interesting and erudite...."-Modern Philology "A splendid collection of essays by one of the most distinguished and original scholars on both sides of the Atlantic - "Natalie Zemon, Princeton University Lisa Jardine is an exhilarating guide to the critical controversies and new perspectives that have recently trabsformed our understanding of Shakespeare - "Stephen Greenblatt, UC Berkeley."