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This edited collection looks at how Shakespeare's early modern stage turned the English masses into 'white people' and how white people, especially from the 19th century forward, used Shakespeare to rationalize and aestheticize the privileges granted them as white people.

This collection explores the relationship between Shakespeare and whiteness in the early modern past, the role of Shakespeare in white-nation-making, and the function of white Shakespeare and white Shakespeareans in the academy. White People in Shakespeare argues that early modern English theatre was crucial to the development of whiteness as an embodied identity and that this legacy continues to shape Shakespeare's reception in many areas of culture. The scholars contributing to this collection have expertise in theater studies, global studies, race studies, white studies, religious studies, feminist studies, presentism, new historicism, and archival studies. The collection moves across most of Shakespeare's genres, including his poetry, and explores how whiteness affects the reception of Shakespeare's work and uses made of it in the theater, the classroom, and other key sites of culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticismFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 08/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9781350285668  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Arthur L. Little, Jr. is an associate professor of English at UCLA, USA. He is the author of Shakespeare Jungle Fever: Re-Visions of Race, Rape, and Sacrifice (2000) and Shakespeare and Race Theory (The Arden Shakespeare, 2022).

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