Class, Class Consciousness and Specters of Marx in Shakespeare's History Plays

@article{Anderson2004ClassCC,
  title={Class, Class Consciousness and Specters of Marx in Shakespeare's History Plays},
  author={Thomas Anderson},
  journal={Literature Compass},
  year={2004},
  volume={1}
}
While Shakespeare's history plays suggest the formation of a type of national identity based on new definitions of what it means to be English in the late sixteenth century, they also provide evidence of another type of group identification – one reflecting modern accounts of class consciousness. In their representation of the parameters of the newly developed relationships between subjects in a changing economic system, plays such as Richard II, Henry VI, Part 2, Richard III, and King John… Expand
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