Shakespeare v. the BNP

Adam Hansen*

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How has Shakespeare been made to serve particular political perspectives? To what extent can a modern construct of ‘Shakespeare’ be used in resisting against far-Right organisations such as the British National Party (BNP)? And, what role can teaching play in these processes? This essay investigates the ways in which the far right in particular has used Shakespeare in the past and the present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiterary Politics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics
EditorsDeborah Philips, Katy Shaw
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781137270146
ISBN (Print)9781137270139, 9781349444267
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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