This book presents an array of contexts that operated in Shakespeare's plays. These include ideas about kingship and authority; gender roles; prejudices, antipathies and stereotypes regarding national, racial, gender or ethnic identities; views about the world outside England, or about the classical world; and the world of the theatre, among many others. The book analyses how these contexts are reflected, examined, interrogated and sometimes subverted, in his plays.
Anna Kurian works at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, where she teaches Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama in addition to courses in English and American literature.
The series editorPramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. His most recent books include The Transnational in English Literature: Shakespeare to the Modern (2015), Citizenship and Identity in the Age of Surveillance (2015), The Postcolonial Studies Dictionary (2015) and Postcolonial Studies: An Anthology (2015). His forthcoming work includes a book on the Indian graphic novel.
Series Editor’s Preface
A Note on the Shakespeare Quotations
Section 1Socio-cultural Backgrounds
1. Monarchy and Authority
2. Gender, Family and Society
3. Expanding Worlds and New Peoples
Section 2 Shakespeare and/in the Theatre
4. Drama, the Theatre and Stagecraft
5. Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
6. The Forms of Shakespearean Drama
Section 3 Shakespeare Ever After
7. Shakespeare Adaptations
8. Shakespeare and Criticism