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What did the Victorians think of Shakespeare? The twelve essays gathered here offer some answers, through close examination of works by leading nineteenth-century novelists, poets and critics including Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning and Ruskin. Shakespeare provided the Victorians with ways of thinking about the authority of the past, about the emergence of a new mass culture, about the relations between artistic and industrial production, about the nature of creativity, about racial and sexual difference, and about individual and national identity.
GAIL MARSHALL is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Actresses on the Victorian Stage (1998) and Victorian Fiction (2002), and is the editor of George Eliot (2003). She is currently writing a monograph on the relationship between Victorian women and Shakespeare. ADRIAN POOLE is Reader in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College. His books include Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Example (1987), Henry James (1991), and (co-edited with Jeremy Maule) The