ABSTRACT

Postcolonial Shakespeares is an exciting step forward in the dialogue between postcolonial studies and Shakespearean criticism. This unique volume features original work by some of the leading critics within the growing field of Shakespeare studies and is the most authoritative collection on this topic to date.
This study explores:
* the colonial and racial discourses emerging in early modern Britain
* how the Shakespearean text later became a colonial battlefield
* how Shakespeare circulates in our post- and neo-colonial world today
This collection of new essays traces the connections between early modern and contemporary vocabularies of colonization, 'race' and nationhood.

chapter 1|20 pages

Introduction: Shakespeare and the post-colonial question

ByANIA LOOMBA, MARTIN ORKIN

part |2 pages

Part 2

chapter 9|22 pages

Post-colonial Shakespeare? Writing away from the centre

ByMichael Neill

chapter 10|19 pages

Possessing the book and peopling the text

ByMartin Orkin

chapter 14|18 pages

Shakespeare and theory

ByJonathan Dollimore