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Tempests After Shakespeare - Chantal Zabus

Tempests After Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2002
ISBN: 9780312295486
Number Of Pages: 368

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"Tempests After Shakespeare" shows how the "rewriting" of Shakespeare's play serves as an interpretive grid through which to read three movements--postcoloniality, postpatriarchy, and postmodernism--via the Tempest characters of Caliban, Miranda/Sycorax and Prospero, as they vie for the ownership of meaning at the end of the twentieth century. Covering texts in three languages, from four continents and in the last four decades, this study imaginatively explores the collapse of empire and the emergence of independent nation-states; the advent of feminism and other sexual liberation movements that challenged patriarchy; and the varied critiques of representation that make up the "postmodern condition."

'A major work of scholarship that will need to be consulted by those in comparative literature and postcolonial studies as well as those in traditional areas of English literature scholarship. It is impressively thorough, up to date, yet disciplined, and filled with insight. ' - Bruce King

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: On Rewritingp. 1
Calibanic Postcolonialityp. 9
The Deprivileging of Prosperop. 11
The Rise of Calibanp. 43
Caliban on the Edgep. 81
Miranda and Sycorax on the "Eve" of Postpatriarchyp. 103
The Canadian Miranda and the Law of the Fatherp. 105
Caribbean Increments to Miranda's Storyp. 127
Including America: The Indian Maiden and the Bedizened Cronep. 155
The Return of Postmodern Prosperop. 177
The Pleasures of Intergalactic Exilep. 181
The Other Niece of Utopia: Fantasyp. 205
Sinister Variants on Enclosurep. 221
Flaunting The Tempest: From "Insubstantial Pageant" to Celluloid Frescop. 243
Conclusion: The Selfish Memep. 265
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780312295486
ISBN-10: 0312295480
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 3rd September 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 15.39  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1