Shakespeare's Things

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2019-11-19

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Floating daggers, enchanted handkerchiefs, supernatural storms, and moving statues have tantalized Shakespeare's readers and audiences for centuries. The essays in Shakespeare's Things: Shakespearean Theatre and the Non-Human World in History, Theory, and Performance renew attention to non-human influence and agency in the plays, exploring how Shakespeare anticipates new materialist thought, thing theory, and object studies while presenting accounts of intention, action, and expression that we have not yet noticed or named. By focusing on the things that populate the plays-from commodities to props, corpses to relics-they find that canonical Shakespeare, inventor of the human, gives way to a lesser-known figure, a chronicler of the ceaseless collaboration among persons, language, the stage, the object world, audiences, the weather, the earth, and the heavens.

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Genre: Theatre studies

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 248

ISBN: 9781000750928

Additional Information

Genre: Theatre studies

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 248

ISBN: 9781000750928

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