The Tempest - Contemporary Critical Essays
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The Tempest has not only generated many creative adaptations in drama, poetry, novels and films, but it has also proved a testing ground for virtually all the new literary theories available. This selection gives examples from cultural studies, feminism, psychological criticism, political readings, new historicism, postcolonialism, new geography and other approaches. The book will give students an understanding of the bases of contemporary criticism, and it will give insights into Shakespeare's text from a rich variety of perspectives.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction: Prospero 2000; R.S.White.- Prospero's Wife; S.Orgel.- Nymphs and Reapers Heavily Vanish: The Discursive Con-texts of The Tempest; F.Barker & P.Hulme.- Playhouse-Workhouse; T.Hawkes.- Subtleties of the Isle: The Tempest; R.Nevo.- Martial Law in the Land of Cockaigne; S.Greenblatt.- 'Thought is Free': The Tempest; A.Patterson.- Seizing the Book; A.Loomba.- 'Miranda, Where's Your Sister?': Reading Shakespeare's The Tempest; A.Thompson.- 'What Care These Roarers for the Name of the King?': Language and Utopia in The Tempest; D.Norbrook.- 'The Open Worlde': The Exotic in Shakespeare; J.Gillies.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.
R.S. WHITE is Professor of English at the University of Western Australia.
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19 April 1999
0.212 x 0.138 x 0.016 m; 0.281 kg