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from The Year’s Contribution to Shakespeare Studies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 August 2021

Emma Smith
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University of Oxford
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Summary

In a year of political turbulence, racial injustice and a devastating global pandemic that made not only democratic freedom but life itself feel more precious and precarious – bringing us closer to the lived experience of Shakespeare himself – critical works on Shakespeare and early modern drama have taken on new and more urgent meanings. This has sometimes been quite deliberate, with critics including James Shapiro and Jeffrey R. Wilson examining the relevance of Shakespearian tragedy to the current state of American politics, but it has also extended the resonance of works with a more tangential relationship to 2020’s multiple catastrophes.

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Shakespeare Survey 74
Shakespeare and Education
, pp. 397 - 411
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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Wilson, Jeffrey R., Shakespeare and Trump (Philadelphia, 2020)Google Scholar

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