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Published: 07 November 2002

208 Pages | 10 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780198711742

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Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism

Ania Loomba

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

  • Shakespeare's plays contain so many fascinating and central characters whose 'differences' are crucial to their character and their fate - from Shylock and his daughter Jessica to Othello and Caliban
  • Presents students and teachers with a lucid examination of Shakespeare's handing of colour, religion, and 'race' - and how this differs from his predecessors, contemporaries, and, importantly, our own ways of thinking
  • Contrasts seventeenth-century views with modern, post-colonial views and discusses crucial issues for our understanding and appreciation of the plays