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Jours de Fête

Mark Thornton Burnett

9 January 1992
Shakespeare’s Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment and the Professional Stage 
by François Laroque, translated by Janet Lloyd.
Cambridge, 423 pp., £45, September 1991, 0 521 37549 5
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... further illustrations, comment about theatre audiences, reference to folio and quarto variants in Shakespeare, consideration of New Historicist interpretations of the period by Stephen Greenblatt, LouisMontrose, Steven Mullancy and Peter Stallybrass (among others) and a chapter on Othello. This is less a translation than a new study in its own right. One of the great virtues of Shakespeare’s ...

Cold Front in Arden

Michael Dobson

31 October 1996
Reading Shakespeare Historically 
by Lisa Jardine.
Routledge, 207 pp., £40, April 1996, 0 415 13490 0
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Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the Elizabethan Theatre 
by Louis Montrose.
Chicago, 228 pp., £39.95, May 1996, 0 226 53482 0
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Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context 
by Patricia Parker.
Chicago, 392 pp., £41.50, April 1996, 0 226 64584 3
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Impersonations: Gender and Performance in Shakespear’s England 
by Stephen Orgel.
Cambridge, 179 pp., £30, February 1996, 0 521 56842 0
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... tape-recorded row which followed Jardine’s paper on Othello when it was first given in 1986 was largely prompted by its attack on an essay about A Midsummer Night’s Dream published by LouisMontrose in 1983 in the second-ever issue of New Historicism’s house journal, Representations. Jardine had taken exception to Montrose’s much-reprinted article, ‘ “Shaping Fantasies”: Figurations of ...
5 January 1989
Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England 
by Stephen Greenblatt.
Oxford, 205 pp., £22.50, April 1988, 0 19 812980 7
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Representing the English Renaissance 
edited by Stephen Greenblatt.
California, 372 pp., $42, February 1988, 0 520 06129 2
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... forms) or as an expression of ‘personal dissent’ (by stressing the parallels between the defeated peasant and the suffering Christ). The 13 remaining essays, whose authors include Stanley Fish, LouisMontrose, Stephen Orgel and Robert Weimann, concentrate on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. A number of these essays are concerned with representation in a fairly strict sense of the term – ...
10 June 1993
...  by the very institution they thought to transcend. Immediately after claiming to be re-forming his own culture by re-forming the received picture of the culture of Spenser and Shakespeare, LouisMontrose ruefully acknowledges ‘that my professional practice as a teacher-scholar is also a vehicle for my partly unconscious and partly calculating negotiation of disciplinary, institutional and societal ...

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