Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

Shakespeare Race and Colonialism Oxford Shakespeare Topics Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of race Examining the depiction of cultural religious and ethnic difference in Shakespeare s plays Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth

  • Title: Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)
  • Author: Ania Loomba
  • ISBN: 9780198711742
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of race Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare s plays, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth century ideas differed from the later ideologies of race that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism, blackness, and religious differencDid Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of race Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare s plays, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth century ideas differed from the later ideologies of race that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism, blackness, and religious difference Accessible yet nuanced analysis of the plays explores how Shakespeare s ideas of race were shaped by beliefs about color, religion, nationality, class, money and gender.

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    1. "The situation is that for some reason a text has become unacceptable; yet it cannot be discarded. Interpretation is a radical strategy for conserving an old text, which is thought too precious to repudiate, by revamping it. The interpreter, without actually erasing or rewriting the text, is altering it. But he can’t admit to doing this. He claims to be only making it intelligible, by disclosing its true meaning."Ania Loomba is a star! As a literature student reading Shakespeare for almost all [...]

    2. This is the second of the books I've read in this series, which deals with significant topics in Renaissance/Shakespeare studies. I'm finding them great for my grad class: they present fundamental information but with good depth.

    3. A great postcolonial reading of Shakespeare. Not only was it very useful for my research on Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest through a postcolonial lens, but also a very enjoyable thorough analysis of these plays, both in terms of historical context and postcolonial theory.

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