n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Untimely Spectres : review article
, Jean E. Howard and Scot Cutler Shershow. eds.

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Extracted from text ... Review Article UNTIMELY SPECTRES Jean E. Howard and Scot Cutler Shershow. Eds. Marxist Shakespeares. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. 304 pp. Reviewed by PIER PAOLO FRASSINELLI Marxist criticism of Shakespeare has a long history - going back as far as to Marx's well-known appreciation for the Bard - and one with special relevance to the (relatively) recent developments in Shakespeare studies. It could in fact be argued that the explosion of 'historicist', 'materialist' and 'political' approaches to Shakespeare that marked the 1980s represented, among other things, an attempt to salvage some of the fundamental 'themes' of Marxist criticism for ..

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