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Re: Exploitation, Marx, and Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1436  Friday, 28 July 2000.

From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Jul 2000 09:57:27 +0100
Subject:        Re: Exploitation, Marx, and Shakespeare

No Bill,

What we need is a theory of 'Shakespearean value'.  If you collapse
'art' into ideology or ideology into art you end up with a sterile
formalism which is pretty much where a lot of what passes for close
reading of Shakespearean texts is and has been for quite some time.

John Drakakis

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