Citizen Shakespeare: Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays - Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (Hardback)
  • Citizen Shakespeare: Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays - Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (Hardback)
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Citizen Shakespeare: Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays - Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (Hardback)

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Hardback 211 Pages / Published: 06/09/2005
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Shakespeare was not a citizen of London. But the language of his plays is shot through with the concerns of London 'freemen' and their wives, the diverse commercial class that nevertheless excluded adult immigrants from country towns and northern Europe alike. This book combines London historiography, close reading, and recent theories of citizen subjectivity to demonstrate for the first time that Shakespeare's plays embody citizen and alien identities despite their aristocratic settings. Through three chapters, the book points out where the city shadows the country scenes of the major comedies, shows how London's trades animate the 'civil butchery' of the history plays, ans explains why England's metropolis becomes the fractured Rome of tragedy,

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403966667
Number of pages: 211
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.

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