Profiling Shakespeare

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-03-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The title of this collection, Profiling Shakespeare , is meant strongly, in its double sense. These essays show the outline of a Shakespeare rather different from the man sought so earnestly and eagerly by biographers from his time to our own. And they also show the effects, the ephemera, the clues and cues, welcome and unwelcome, out of which Shakespeare's admirers, citers, fans and dedicated scholars have pieced together a vision of the playwright, whether as sage, lover, psychologist, guidance counselor, or successful businessman. This collection brings together classic pieces, hard-to-find chapters, and two new essays. Here, Garber has produced a series of essays at once serious and highly readable, each one ranging broadly across time periods (early modern to postmodern) and touching upon both high and popular culture. Contents: Preface 1. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers 2. Hamlet: Giving Up the Ghost 3. Macbeth: The Male Medusa 4. Shakespeare asFetish 5. Character Assassination 6. Out of Joint 7. Roman Numerals 8. Second-Best Bed 9. Shakespeare's Dogs 10. Shakespeare's Laundry List 11. Shakespeare's Faces 12. MacGuffin Shakespeare 13. Fatal Cleopatra 14. What Did Shakespeare Invent? 15. Bartlett's Familiar Shakespeare

Author Biography

Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and American Literature and Language and chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Note on the Textp. xi
Shakespeare's Profilep. 1
Shakespeare's Ghost Writersp. 4
Hamlet: Giving Up the Ghostp. 29
Macbeth: The Male Medusap. 76
Shakespeare as Fetishp. 110
Character Assassinationp. 119
Out of Jointp. 130
Roman Numeralsp. 151
Second-Best Bedp. 167
Shakespeare's Dogsp. 182
Shakespeare's Laundry Listp. 195
Shakespeare's Facesp. 214
McGuffin Shakespearep. 228
Fatal Cleopatrap. 253
What Did Shakespeare Invent?p. 271
Bartlett's Familiar Shakespearep. 278
Notesp. 302
Indexp. 336
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