Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England

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University of California Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 205 pages
Stephen Greenblatt has been at the center of a major shift in literary interpretation toward a critical method that situates cultural creation in history. Shakespearean Negotiations is a sustained and powerful exemplification of this innovative method, offering a new way of understanding the power of Shakespeare's achievement and, beyond this, an original analysis of cultural process.

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Contents

The Circulation of Social Energy i
4
Invisible Bullets
21
Fiction and Friction
66
Shakespeare and the Exorcists
94
Martial Law in the Land of Cockaigne
129
Notes
165
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Stephen Greenblatt is The Class of 1932 Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.