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Local Shakespeares: Proximations and Power Martin Orkin

Local Shakespeares: Proximations and Power

Martin Orkin

Published August 8th 2005
ISBN : 9780415348782
Hardcover
220 pages
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 About the Book 

This remarkable volume challenges scholars and students to look beyond a dominant European and North American metropolitan bank of Shakespeare knowledge. As well as revealing the potential for a new understanding of Shakespeares plays, Martin Orkin adopts a fresh approach to issues of power, where proximations emerge from a process of dialogue and challenge traditional notions of authority.Divided into two parts this book:encourages us to recognise the way in which local or non-metropolitan knowledges and experiences might extend understanding of Shakespeares texts and their locations demonstrates the use of local as well as metropolitan knowledges in exploring the presentation of masculinity in Shakespeares late plays. These plays themselves dramatise encounters with different cultures and, crucially, challenges to established authority.