Why Shakespeare?

Catherine Belsey

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Why Shakespeare?

Why Shakespeare In this exciting new introduction to Shakespeare Catherine Belsey takes traditional tales as a starting point to argue against the cultural materialists who claim Shakespeare s iconic status is no th

  • Title: Why Shakespeare?
  • Author: Catherine Belsey
  • ISBN: 9781403993205
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this exciting new introduction to Shakespeare, Catherine Belsey takes traditional tales as a starting point to argue against the cultural materialists who claim Shakespeare s iconic status is no than an accident of history Each chapter shows how one of Shakespeare s best known plays retells with a difference stories familiar both then and now Belsey goes on to puIn this exciting new introduction to Shakespeare, Catherine Belsey takes traditional tales as a starting point to argue against the cultural materialists who claim Shakespeare s iconic status is no than an accident of history Each chapter shows how one of Shakespeare s best known plays retells with a difference stories familiar both then and now Belsey goes on to put forward new readings, teasing out the enigmas that constitute these texts and the interpretations they have inspired.

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      Published :2018-012-02T21:17:12+00:00

    One thought on “Why Shakespeare?

    1. Joanne Gass on said:

      Why, indeed? I don't think I actually found out why, but I learned a lot about the connections between the plays and folklore, fairy tales, and old wives tales. Nicely written, and, for me, very interesting.

    2. Candy Wood on said:

      While I'm not convinced that Belsey's answer to her title question is anything new, the book is an interesting exploration of the relationship between some of the plays and mostly familiar folktales. I enjoyed personal touches like the account of her school essay on "Why Hamlet Delays" or her wondering whether she went to the Old Vic because of Shakespeare or Richard Burton. The seven plays discussed include Hamlet and Lear but not Macbeth or Othello--the argument works better for comedies and n [...]

    3. Helen Mears on said:

      I've read a lot of books on Shakespeare recently, but this is one of the best. Catherine Belsey looks at the presence of folk tales, fairy tales and traditional riddles in the works of Shakespeare and whether these impact on his popularity.

    4. Modernisti on said:

      Selittää Kuningas Learin kolmen kuninkaanpojan/tyttären satuformaatin avulla.

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