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Four Shakespearean Period Pieces

Margreta de Grazia


A curious transvaluation is taking place in our study of the past: negatives are becoming positives and vice versa. Anachronisms, previously condemned as errors in the order of time, are now being hailed as correctives or alternatives to that order. Conversely, chronology and periods, the mainstays of that order, are now charged with having distorted the past they have been entrusted to represent. Secularization, once embraced as the great precipitate of the modern era, is now also on the defensive. In light of this reappraisal, can Shakespeare Studies continue unshaken? This is the question ... More

Keywords: anachronism, chronology, periods, secularization, Shakespeare Studies, modernity, reappraisal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226785196
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226785363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margreta de Grazia, author
University of Pennsylvania