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By Margaret Tudeau-Clayton,Willy Maley

ISBN-10: 0754666026

ISBN-13: 9780754666028

Is Shakespeare English, British, neither or either? Addressing from a variety of angles the relation of the determine of the nationwide poet/dramatist to structures of britain and Englishness this selection of essays probes the complicated concerns raised by way of this query, first via explorations of his performs, largely even though no longer solely the histories (Part One), then via dialogue of various next appropriations and reorientations of Shakespeare and 'his' England (Part Two). If Shakespeare has been taken to face for Britain in addition to England, as though the 2 have been interchangeable, this double id has come below expanding pressure with the break-up - or shake-up - of england via devolution and the tip of Empire. Essays partially One research how the fissure among English and British identities is probed in Shakespeare's personal paintings, which straddles an important juncture whilst an England newly autonomous from Rome was once negotiating its position as a part of an rising British kingdom and empire. Essays partially then discover the vexed relatives of 'Shakespeare' to buildings of authorial id in addition to nationwide, type, gender and ethnic identities. At this significant ancient second, among the stressed interrogations of the tercentenary celebrations of the Union of Scotland and England in 2007 and the quatercentenary celebrations of the loss of life of the bard in 2016, amid an expanding clamour for a separate English parliament, whilst the top of england is being foretold and while flags and emotions are working excessive, this assortment has a topicality that makes it of curiosity not just to scholars and students of Shakespeare experiences and Renaissance literature, yet to readers in and out the academy drawn to the drama of nationwide identities in a time of transition.

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