By Jan Wozniak
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The performs of Shakespeare are jam-packed with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an exam of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the declare made time and again that the performs have been ghost written. Ghosts take the shape of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures – metaphors prolonged to incorporate Shakespeare himself and his haunting people, and particularly theorists such Derrida, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud – the determine of Shakespeare always made and remade by way of modern tradition.
The writer argues that Renaissance humanism created a procedure of bigotry and eroded the perform of Christianity, and that Shakespeare tried to reveal and condemn that shift. The e-book examines six of his plays—Titus Andronicus, The service provider of Venice, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth—and explores how they satirized humanism’s grounding in Aristotle’s philosophy of slavery and supremacy.
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The Politics of Performing Shakespeare for Young People: Standing up to Shakespeare (Arden Shakespeare) by Jan Wozniak