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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

By Marjorie B Garber

From one of the world’s premier Shakespeare scholars, author of Shakespeare After All (“the indispensable introduction to the indispensable writer”–Newsweek): a magisterial new study whose premise is “that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare.”

Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as “naturally” our own and even as “naturally” true–ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love and jealousy, men and women, youth and age. Yet many of these ideas, timely as ever, have been reimagined–are indeed often now first encountered–not only in modern fiction, theater, film, and the news but also in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law.

Marjorie Garber delves into ten plays to explore the interrelationships between Shakespeare and twentieth century and contemporary culture–from James Joyce’s Ulysses to George W. Bush’s reading list. In The Merchant of Venice, she looks at the question of intention; in Hamlet, the matter of character; in King Lear, the dream of sublimity; in Othello, the persistence of difference; and in Macbeth, the necessity of interpretation. She discusses the conundrum of man in The Tempest; the quest for exemplarity in Henry V; the problem of fact in Richard III; the estrangement of self in Coriolanus; and the untimeliness of youth in Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a tour de force reimagining of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of protean “Shakespeare.”

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Publish Date

2008

ISBN

0307377679


Format: Book
Author: Garber, Marjorie B
Summary: Addressing the continued timeliness of Shakespeare's work, a leading Shakespearean scholar reassesses ten key plays to explore the interconnection between the playwright and the modern world.
Title: Shakespeare and modern culture / Marjorie Garber.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, 2008.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Isbn: 0307377679
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Format: Book
Author: Garber, Marjorie B.
Summary: Addressing the continued timeliness of Shakespeare's work, a leading Shakespearean scholar reassesses ten key plays to explore the interconnection between the playwright and the modern world.
Title: Shakespeare and modern culture / Marjorie Garber.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, 2008.
Description: xxxv, 326 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-301) and index.
Contents: Introduction : Shakespeare and modern culture -- The merchant of Venice, or the question of intention -- Hamlet, or the matter of character -- King Lear, or the dream of sublimity -- Othello, or the persistence of difference -- Macbeth, or the necessity of interpretation -- The tempest, or the conundrum of man -- Henry V, or the quest for exemplarity -- Richard III, or the problem of fact -- Coriolanus, or the estrangement of self -- Romeo and Juliet, or the untimeliness of youth -- Coda : the rest is Shakespeare.
LCCN: 2008026802
ISBN: 0307377679
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 822.33 Gar