By Marjorie Garber
The performs of Shakespeare are jam-packed with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an exam of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the declare made again and again that the performs have been ghost written.
Ghosts take the shape of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures – metaphors prolonged to incorporate Shakespeare himself and his haunting folks, and particularly theorists such Derrida, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud – the determine of Shakespeare always made and remade by means of modern tradition.
Marjorie Garber, probably the most eminent Shakespearean theorists writing this day, asks what's at stake within the imputation that "Shakespeare" didn't write the performs, and exhibits that the performs themselves either thematize and theorize that controversy.
This Routledge Classics version encompasses a new preface and new bankruptcy through the author.
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