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Shakespeare and Politics

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John J. Joughin, Blair Worden, Peter L. Rudnytsky, Anne Barton, S. Schoenbaum, David George, Pierre Sahel, William C. Carroll, Margot Heinemann, Mark Matheson, Paul Franssen, Gunter Walch, John Drakakis, Terence Hawkes, E. Pearlman, Barbara Hodgdon
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  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521836234

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  • This comprehensive collection demonstrates a complete range of writing on Shakespeare and politics. It has shifts of focus as diverse as biography, text and contexts, language and film from literary, historical, religious, theoretical and cultural perspectives. A new introductory article by John J. Joughin provides a commentary on the essays, relates them to other work in the field and presents an overview of the subject.

    • Wide-ranging and ever-popular subject
    • Tackled from diverse set of perspectives: historical, linguistic, cultural, literary
    • Newly commissioned introduction and 15 previously published essays, reprinted from Shakespeare Survey
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    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521836234
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Shakespeare and politics: an introduction John J. Joughin
    2. Shakespeare and politics Blair Worden
    3. Henry VIII and the deconstruction of history Peter L. Rudnytsky
    4. Livy, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare's Coriolanus Anne Barton
    5. Richard II and the realities of power S. Schoenbaum
    6 Plutarch, insurrection, and dearth in Coriolanus David George
    7. Some versions of coup d'etat, rebellion and revolution Pierre Sahel
    8. Language, politics, and poverty in Shakespearian drama William C. Carroll
    9. 'Demystifying the mystery of state': King Lear and the world turned upside down Margot Heinemann
    10. Venetian culture and the politics of Othello Mark Matheson
    11. The Bard and Ireland: Shakespeare's Protestantism as politics in disguise Paul Franssen
    12. Henry V as working-house of ideology Gunter Walch
    13. 'Fashion it thus': Julius Caesar and the politics of theatrical representation John Drakakis
    14. Take me to your Leda Terence Hawkes
    15. Macbeth on film: politics E. Pearlman
    16. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: everything's nice in America? Barbara Hodgdon.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Exploration of the Humanities
  • Editor

    Catherine M. S. Alexander, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
    Lecturer, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, editor of The Cambridge Shakespeare Library, co-editor of Shakespeare and Race and Shakespeare and Sexuality.

    Contributors

    John J. Joughin, Blair Worden, Peter L. Rudnytsky, Anne Barton, S. Schoenbaum, David George, Pierre Sahel, William C. Carroll, Margot Heinemann, Mark Matheson, Paul Franssen, Gunter Walch, John Drakakis, Terence Hawkes, E. Pearlman, Barbara Hodgdon

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