Shakespeare and Economic Theory By David Hawkes / Series Editor: Evelyn Gajowski

Shakespeare and Economic Theory
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Shakespeare and Economic Theory
By David Hawkes

Series Editor: Evelyn Gajowski
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472576996
Imprint: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare Series
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About Shakespeare and Economic Theory


Over the last 20 years, the concept of ‘economic’ activity has come to seem inseparable from psychological, semiotic and ideological experiences. In fact, the notion of the ‘economy’ as a discrete area of life seems increasingly implausible. This returns us to the situation of Shakespeare’s England, where the financial had yet to be differentiated from other forms of representation. This book shows how concepts and concerns that were until recently considered purely economic affected the entire range of 16th- and 17th-century life.

Using the work of such critics as Jean-Christophe Agnew, Douglas Bruster, Hugh Grady and many others, Shakespeare and Economic Theory traces economic literary criticism to its cultural and historical roots, discusses its main practitioners, and shows how it can reveal previously unappreciated qualities of Shakespeare’s work.

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