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Title Shakespeare's things : Shakespearean theatre and the non-human world in history, theory, and performance / edited by Brett Gamboa and Lawrence Switzky.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages).
Series Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culture
Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culture.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Dr. Brett Gamboa is an Assistant Professor of English, Dartmouth College Dr. Lawrence Switzky is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 20, 2020).
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Stage props.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Contents Introduction / Brett Gamboa and Lawrence Switzky -- Reviving vitalism in King Lear / Aaron Greenberg -- Understanding Shakespeare's shoes / Natasha Korda -- Mirrors and Macbeth's queer materialism / John S. Garrison -- The mirror and age in Shakespeare's sonnets / Hanh Bui -- Shakespeare's babies : "things to come at large" / Megan Snell -- Eliot and his problems : Hamlet's correlative objects / Andrew Sofer -- Shakespeare's virtuous properties / Julia Reinhard Lupton -- The power to die : liveliness, minor agency, and Shakespeare's female characters / Kelsey Blair -- Shakespeare's dark ecologies : rethinking the environment in Macbeth and King Lear / Giles Whiteley -- Human remains : acting, objects, and belief in performance / Aoife Monks -- Shakespeare's puppets / Kenneth Gross -- Art, objecthood, and the extended audience : Forced Entertainment's Complete works / Lawrence Switzky -- "Newes from the dead" : an unnatural moment in the history of natural philosophy / Jane Taylor -- Tail-piece : shake that thing / Marjorie Garber.
Summary Floating daggers, enchanted handkerchiefs, supernatural storms, and moving statues have tantalized Shakespeare's readers and audiences for centuries. The essays in Shakespeare's Things: Shakespearean Theatre and the Non-Human World in History, Theory, and Performance renew attention to non-human influence and agency in the plays, exploring how Shakespeare anticipates new materialist thought, thing theory, and object studies while presenting accounts of intention, action, and expression that we have not yet noticed or named. By focusing on the things that populate the plays--from commodities to props, corpses to relics--they find that canonical Shakespeare, inventor of the human, gives way to a lesser-known figure, a chronicler of the ceaseless collaboration among persons, language, the stage, the object world, audiences, the weather, the earth, and the heavens.
Other Author Gamboa, Brett, editor.
Switzky, Lawrence, editor.
Other Title Print version: Shakespeare's things. New York : Routledge, 2020 0367429071