Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare and Space

Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm

Editors: Habermann, Ina, Witen, Michelle (Eds.)

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This collection offers an overview of the ways in which space has become relevant to the study of Shakespearean drama and theatre. It distinguishes various facets of space, such as structural aspects of dramatic composition, performance space and the evocation of place, linguistic, social and gendered spaces, early modern geographies, and the impact of theatrical mobility on cultural exchange and the material world. These facets of space are exemplified in individual essays. Throughout, the Shakespearean stage is conceived as a topological ‘node’, or interface between different times, places and people – an approach which also invokes Edward Soja’s notion of ‘Thirdspace’ to describe the blend between the real and the imaginary characteristic of Shakespeare’s multifaceted theatrical world. Part Two of the volume emphasises the theatrical mobility of Hamlet – conceptually from an anthropological perspective, and historically in the tragedy’s migrations to Germany, Russia and North America. 

About the authors

Ina Habermann is Professor of English at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She is the author of Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England (2003) and Myth, Memory and the Middlebrow: J.B. Priestley and the Symbolic Form of Englishness (2010). 
Michelle Witen is Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her research interests include Modernist incorporations of musical structure and nineteenth-century newspapers. Her monograph James Joyce’s Absolute Music is forthcoming.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Habermann, Ina (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Shakespeare’s Enclaves

    Mahler, Andreas

    Pages 17-37

  • The Theatrical Topology of Tyranny in Richard III

    Wald, Christina

    Pages 39-57

  • Thickets and Beaches: Evoking Place in the Stories of King Lear

    Brönnimann, Werner

    Pages 59-78

  • ‘The Lady Shall Say Her Mind Freely’: Shakespeare and the S/Pace of Blank Verse

    Tudeau-Clayton, Margaret

    Pages 79-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare and Space
Book Subtitle
Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm
Editors
  • Ina Habermann
  • Michelle Witen
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51835-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51835-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51834-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 282
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