Notorious Identity: Materializing the Subject in Shakespeare

  title={Notorious Identity: Materializing the Subject in Shakespeare},
  author={L. Charnes},
  • L. Charnes
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, were all significant figures in the Renaissance, long before Shakespeare took up the task of giving them new life on the stage. And when he did, Linda Charnes argues, he used these legendary figures to explore the emergence and ideological uses of a new kind of fame - "notorious identity " - an infamy based not on the moral and ethical "use value" of legend but on a commodification of identity itself: one that must be understood in the… CONTINUE READING
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