"Romeo and Juliet" (New Casebooks)
By: R. S. White (editor)Hardback
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This imaginative selection of new critical essays provides a range of contemporary approaches from psychoanalytical to cultural materialist and film theory. An original introduction by the editor seeks to explain the perennial appeal of Romeo and Juliet to young audiences. Included are essays by Catherine Belsey from a deconstructionist point of view, Dympna Callaghan from the viewpoint of feminism and new historicism, and Barbara Hodgdon on Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo + Juliet. Unique to this collection is the inclusion of the fascinating and little-known dramatic 'practice piece' by Bertolt Brecht, called The Servants. The collection as a whole demonstrates the plurality of recent critical approaches, and it also illuminates aspects of Shakespeare's plays which are not noticed in more traditional approaches. The range of critical views open up new ways of re-reading and restaging all of Shakespeare's plays.
R. S. WHITE is Professor of English at the University of Western Australia.
Acknowledgements General Editors' Preface Introduction: What is this Thing Called Love?; R.S. White 'Death-marked love': Desire and Presence in Romeo and Juliet; L. Davis The Name of the Rose in Romeo and Juliet; C. Belsey Romeo and Juliet: Love-Hatred in the Couple; J. Kristeva The Ideology of Romantic Love: The Case of Romeo and Juliet; D. C. Callaghan 'The Murdering Word'; K. Ryan Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet; B. Hodgdon The Servants; B. Brecht Romeo and Juliet: The Nurse's Story; B. Everett Eloquence and Liminality: Glossing Mercutio's Speech Acts; J. A. Porter Romeo and Juliet's Open Rs; J. Goldberg Further Reading Notes on Contributors Index
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