This title provides sudents and academics with a selection of important essays by leading contemporary critics on Shakespeare's first "Globe" play. New historicist, feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist readings of the tragedy have been chosen to highlight the urgency with which this drama of prophecy, interpretation and political crisis speaks to 21st-entury concerns about democracy, the media and mass communication.
RICHARD WILSON is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Lancaster and Visiting Professor of Shakespeare at The Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). He is the author of Will Power: Essays in Shakespearean Authority and a study of Julius Caesar and has edited collections on New Historicism and Renaissance Drama and Christopher Marlow.
Acknowledgements General Editors' Preface Introduction The Crisis of the Aristocracy in Julius Caesar; W. Rebhorn 'Is this a holiday?': Shakespeare's Roman Carnival; R. Wilson 'Fashion it thus': Julius Caesar and the Politics of Theatrical Representation; J. Drakakis The Roman Actor: Julius Caesar; J. Goldberg Collective Violence and Sacrifice in Julius Caesar; R. Girard 'Thou Bleeding Piece of Earth': The Ritual Ground of Julius Caesar; N. Con Liebler 'In the spirit of men there is no blood': Blood as Trope of Gender in Julius Caesar; G. Kern Paster Portia's Wound, Calphurnia's Dream: Reading Character in Julius Caesar; C. Marshall Bardicide; G. Taylor Vicissitudes of the Public Sphere: Julius Caesar; R. Halpern Further Reading Notes on Contributors Index
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