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Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

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Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries think at all in terms of "race"? Examining the depiction of cultural, religious, and ethnic difference in Shakespeare's plays, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth-century ideas differed from the later ideologies of "race" that emerged during colonialism, as well as from older ideas about barbarism, blackness, and religious ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 7th 2002 by Oxford University Press (first published September 5th 2002)
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Jennifer
This is the second of the books I've read in this series, which deals with significant topics in Renaissance/Shakespeare studies. I'm finding them great for my grad class: they present fundamental information but with good depth.
Reem Taha
A great postcolonial reading of Shakespeare.
Not only was it very useful for my research on Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest through a postcolonial lens, but also a very enjoyable thorough analysis of these plays, both in terms of historical context and postcolonial theory.
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Ania Loomba is Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her recent publications include Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism (2002) and Postcolonial Shakespeares (1998; co-edited with Martin Orkin). She has published widely in the fields of postcolonial studies, South Asian writing, Shakespeare and early modern literature.
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