Gabriel Egan

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #9: Gabriel Egan


Neema talks with Professor Gabriel Egan, author of Shakespeare and Marx, Green Shakespeare and The Search for Shakespeare’s Text. Topics include: criticisms of Foucault’s concept of power; the importance of class; Greenblatt’s use of Clifford Geertz; how the economics of the early modern theatre industry worked; Charles Darwin and Karl Marx; theory vs. science; how do we know what Shakespeare wrote?; issues in editing Shakespeare; Pierre Macherey; D.F. McKenzie; E.M.W. Tillyard; and E.K. Chambers.