By Ania Loomba

Did Shakespeare and his contemporaries imagine in any respect by way of "race"? reading the depiction of cultural, non secular, and ethnic distinction in Shakespeare's performs, Ania Loomba considers how seventeenth-century rules differed from the later ideologies of "race" that emerged in the course of colonialism, in addition to from older principles approximately barbarism, blackness, and spiritual distinction. obtainable but nuanced research of the performs explores how Shakespeare's rules of race have been formed via ideals approximately colour, faith, nationality, type, funds and gender.

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