Shakespeare, Ecology, and Ecocriticism

Authored by: Randall Martin

The Shakespearean World

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415732529
eBook ISBN: 9781315778341
Adobe ISBN: 9781317696193

10.4324/9781315778341.ch35

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Abstract

Ecocriticism is a relatively new academic field that reads Shakespeare’s work through the double lens of modern ecology and environmentalism. Like all interpretations from conceptual perspectives – historical, post-colonial, feminist, post-human – it applies contemporary knowledge to Shakespeare’s writings, in this case to rediscover early modern ecologies and to use the playwright’s narrative and poetic insights to illuminate present-day environmental issues.

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