Appropriating Shakespeare

Appropriating Shakespeare

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During the 1970s and 1980s new critical schools of Shakespeare scholarship emerged, each with its own ideology, each convinced that all other approaches are deficient. This book argues that in attempting to appropriate Shakespeare for their own purposes, these schools omit and misrepresent Shakespeare's text - and thus distort it.Some moderns believe that both metaphysics (the study of the a#39;worlda#39; element) and epistemology (the nature of perception and the theory of truth) have ... from some basic principles which run counter to the iconoclastsa#39; dogma, starting with the speaking subject they so often derided, the individual. a#39;The person who has mastered a language understands its sentences and the terms used to make them up.

Title:Appropriating Shakespeare
Author:Brian Vickers
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1994


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