The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare?s Tragedies

By: Baldo, Jonathan

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No group of plays has been invested - by viewers, by readers and nations - with greater powers of representation than Shakespeare's. In The Unmasking of Drama, Jonathan Baldo reveals the flaws within the widespread assumption that Shakespeare's plays possess an almost limitless capacity to represent, to speak on behalf of subsequent generations and other cultures. He shows that one of the great ironies of such a universalist Shakespeare is that Shakespearean drama itself challenges the Renaissance era's dominant ideas about representation: for instance, the assumption that a single body, a monarch, can represent an entire people.

Title: The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare?s Tragedies

Author Name: Baldo, Jonathan

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Wayne State University Press: 1996-11-01

ISBN Number: 081432598X

ISBN Number 13: 9780814325988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU20153974