Fiction Books:

Shakespeare in the Present

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Shakespeare in the Present by Terence Hawkes
$178.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 3-4 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 9-12 April using standard courier delivery

Description

This stunning collection of essays by Terence Hawkes engages with, explains, and explores 'presentism', a critical manoeuvre which uses relevant aspects of the contemporary as a trigger for its investigations. Beginning with the material present, Hawkes suggests how its principles may be applied to aspects of Shakespeare's plays. He concentrates on two main areas, firstly 'devolution' in British politics and secondly presentism's commitment to a reversal of conceptual hierarchies such as primary/secondary, past/present and the interaction between performance and reference. Hawkes expands our notion of performing, refocusing interest on what the early modern theatre meant by the activity it termed 'playing'.

Author Biography

Terence Hawkes is Emeritus Professor of English at Cardiff University. He is the author of a number of books on literary theory and on Shakespeare, including Structuralism and Semiotics (1977), That Shakespearian Rag (1986) and Meaning by Shakespeare (1992). He is also General Editor of the Accents on Shakespeare series published by Routledge.
Release date NZ
July 18th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
notes, buibliography, index
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
180
Dimensions
140x216x14
ISBN-13
9780415261951
Product ID
2247683

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 1,022 Banana Points