This book brings together the author's writings on Shakespeare and national culture and the ‘Shakespeare myth'.
This first volume of Graham Holderness's important trilogy includes essays in literature, theatre, film/media and cultural studies, and is an indispensable resource for studies in the ‘Shakespeare industry'.
This book brings together the author's writings on Shakespeare and national culture and the ‘Shakespeare myth'. The essays constitute a unique resource for the study of ‘Shakespeare' as a cultural phenomenon or ideological apparatus, as distinct from Shakespeare the poet and playwright. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography of work in this particular field.
Professor Graham Holderness is author of numerous critical studies in Renaissance and modern theatre.
'Graham Holderness has done the most illuminating, inclusive and informed work on the ways 'Shakespeare' circulates in our culture. This collection offers an excellent opportunity to catch up with the main debates' Alan Sinfield, Professor of English, University of Sussex
Published June 2001; 224pp; paperback