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Reading from the Margin Examining Nahum Tate’s vs. Shakespeare’s King Lear as Cultural Products

Basuki, Ribut and Meilinda, (2010) Reading from the Margin Examining Nahum Tate’s vs. Shakespeare’s King Lear as Cultural Products. k@ta, 12 (2). pp. 192-209. ISSN 1411-2639

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    Abstract

    Nahum Tate’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear was so successful in Restoration theatre. Modern critics, however, regard Tate’s work as a second class drama which deserves mockery and dismiss it from master narratives of the history of English theatre. Therefore, we examine the ‘fields of cultural production’ of Shakespeare’s and Nahum Tate’s King Lear from Shakespeare’s time to the present to find out how each period values a certain work of literature. In the discussion, we would like to argue that the shifting ‘fields of cultural production’ determines the acceptance and rejection of Nahum Tate’s King Lear. By analyzing the ‘fields of cultural productions’ of both plays, we show that Tate’s has been excluded from the canonization within modern field of production’s discourses because of shifting circles of belief.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural production, drama, theatre, Restoration, Elizabethan, circle of belief, traditional, modern
    Subjects: P Language and Literature
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 21:08
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 21:31
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18270

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