The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race
"The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race" shows teachers and students how and why Shakespeare and race are inseparable. Moving well beyond "Othello," the collection invites the reader to understand racialized discourses, rhetoric and performances in all of Shakespeare's plays, including the comedies and histories. Race is presented through an intersectional approach with chapters that focus on the concepts of sexuality, lineage, nationality and globalization. The collection helps students to grapple with the unique role that performance plays in constructions of race by Shakespeare (and in Shakespearean performances), considering both historical and contemporary actors and directors. "The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race" will be the first book that truly frames Shakespeare studies and early modern race studies for a non-specialist, student audience.