Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The essays collected here reveal the continuing power of Marxist thought to address many issues including: * the relationship of texts to social class * the historical construction of the aesthetic * the utopian dimensions of literary production. Marxist Shakespeares will be a vital resource for students of Shakespeare as it examines Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida's engagement with Marx, and the importance of Bourdieu, Bataille, Negri and Alice Clark within a continuing tradition of Marxist thought. Denise Albanese, Crystal Bartolovich, Barbara Bowen, Dympna Callaghan, Walter Cohen, Richard Halpern, Donald Hedrick, Jean E. Howard, Natasha Korda, Kiernan Ryan, Peter Stallybrass, Richard Wilson, Sc
Jean E. Howard teaches Early Modern literature at Colombia University. Scott Cutler Shershow teaches English literature and literary theory at Miami University.