Shakespeare After Theory

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The most familiar assertion of Shakespeare scholarship is that he is our contemporary. Shakespeare After Theory provocatively argues that he is not, but what value he has for us must at least begin with a recognition of his distance from us.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Reading Shakespeare Historically
15
Shakespeare after Theory
23
Are We Being Interdisciplinary Yet?
43
Editing Shakespeare Today
59
Shakespeare in Print
71
Oldcastle and Falstaff
93
The King hath many marching in his Coats
129
Is There a Class in This Shakespearean Text?
149
Macbeth and the Name of King
165
The Closing of the Theaters
199
Notes
221
Index
258
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About the author (1999)

David Scott Kastan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Among his publications are Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time, Staging theRenaissance (ed. with Peter Stallybrass), Critical Essayson Shakespeare's Hamlet, and The New History of EarlyEnglish Drama (ed. with John Cox). He is also a general editor of the Arden Shakespeare.

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