Shakespeare's Elizabethan England/Jacobean Britain

Ivic, C (2013) 'Shakespeare's Elizabethan England/Jacobean Britain.' In: Maley, W and Loughnane, R, eds. Celtic Shakespeare: the bard and the borderers. Ashgate, Farnham. ISBN 9781409422594

Official URL:


The volume is divided into three chronologically ordered sections: Tudor, Stuart and Subsequent Reception. This division of essays directs attention to Shakespeare's transformed treatment of national identity in plays written respectively in the reigns of Elizabeth and James, but also takes account of later regional receptions and the cultural impact of the playwright's dramatic works. The first two sections contain fresh readings of a number of the individual plays, and pay particular attention to the ways in which Shakespeare attends to contemporary understandings of national identity in the light of recent history. Juxtaposing this material with subsequent critical receptions of Shakespeare's works, from Milton to Shaw, this volume addresses a significant critical lacuna in Shakespearean criticism. Rather than reading these plays from a solitary national perspective, the essays in this volume cohere in a wide-ranging treatment of Shakespeare's direct and oblique references to the archipelago, and the problematic issue of national identity

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 11:31
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 15:36
URI / Page ID:
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)