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Early Modern Cultural Studies

Citizen Shakespeare

Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays

Authors: Archer, J.

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Shakespeare was not a citizen of London. But the language of his plays is shot through with the concerns of London 'freemen' and their wives, the diverse commercial class that nevertheless excluded adult immigrants from country towns and northern Europe alike. This book combines London historiography, close reading, and recent theories of citizen subjectivity to demonstrate for the first time that Shakespeare's plays embody citizen and alien identities despite their aristocratic settings. Through three chapters, the book points out where the city shadows the country scenes of the major comedies, shows how London's trades animate the 'civil butchery' of the history plays, ans explains why England's metropolis becomes the fractured Rome of tragedy,

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John Michael Archer is Professor of English at New York University, USA.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Citizen Shakespeare
Book Subtitle
Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8129-5
DOI
10.1057/9781403981295
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6666-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52970-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 211
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