By Marjorie Garber

ISBN-10: 0415875560

ISBN-13: 9780415875561

ISBN-10: 0416094325

ISBN-13: 9780416094329

The performs of Shakespeare are jam-packed with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an exam of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the declare made time and again that the performs have been ghost written.

Ghosts take the shape of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures – metaphors prolonged to incorporate Shakespeare himself and his haunting people, and specifically theorists such Derrida, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud – the determine of Shakespeare continually made and remade via modern tradition.

Marjorie Garber, the most eminent Shakespearean theorists writing this day, asks what's at stake within the imputation that "Shakespeare" didn't write the performs, and exhibits that the performs themselves either thematize and theorize that controversy.

This Routledge Classics version encompasses a new preface and new bankruptcy by way of the author.

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