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Shakespeare and Modernism

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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117340

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  • Artists and writers in early twentieth-century England engaged in a variety of ways with the cultural traditions of Shakespeare as a means of defining and relating what they understood to be their own unique historical experience. In Shakespeare and Modernism, Cary DiPietro expands upon the established studies of this field by uncovering the connections and contexts that unite a broad range of cultural practices, from theatrical and book production, including that of Edward Gordon Craig and Harley Granville-Barker, to literary constructions of Shakespeare by high modernists such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Important contexts for the discussion include Marxist aesthetic theory contemporary with the period, the Nietzschean and Freudian contexts of English modernism and early twentieth-century feminism. An original and accessible study, this book will appeal to students and scholars of both Shakespeare and modernism alike.

    • Contextualises literary modernism with theatrical practice and design in this period
    • Considers the patriarchal contexts of the modernist engagement with Shakespeare, especially in relation to the Suffrage movement
    • Emphasizes both the Nietzschean and Freudian contexts of the modernist engagement with Shakespeare
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    "this is a vast area of study and this book does well to inspire further research...the book is accessible and does an excellent job of defining its approaches and themes." - Michael J. Brisbois, University of Calgary College Literature

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117340
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The Shakespeare revolution
    2. Sex, lies and historical fictions
    3. The theatre and a changing civilization
    4. Shakespeare's text in performance, circa 1923
    5. How many children had Virginia Woolf?
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Cary DiPietro, Kyoto University, Japan
    Cary DiPietro is currently a lecturer in English language and literature at Kyoto University. He has published a number of articles on theatre, Shakespeare and Anglo-Irish modernism in academic journels including New Theatre Quarterly, and is one of the contributors of Shakespeare Survey 59(Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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