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Shakespeare and Politics - Catherine M. S. Alexander

Shakespeare and Politics

Paperback Published: 13th September 2004
ISBN: 9780521544818
Number Of Pages: 276

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This important collection of essays from Shakespeare Survey, the first published in 1975, shows a full range of writing on Shakespeare and politics with shifts of focus as diverse as biography, text and contexts, language and film, and from perspectives that are literary, historical, religious, theoretical and cultural. A new introductory article by John J. Joughin provides a commentary on the essays, relates them to other work in the field and gives an over-view of the subject. The comprehensive collection is a stimulating and provocative introduction to a subject that is complex but never dull.

List of contributorsp. vii
Editor's notep. viii
Shakespeare and politics: an introductionp. 1
Shakespeare and politicsp. 22
Henry VIII and the deconstruction of historyp. 44
Livy, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare's Coriolanusp. 67
Richard II and the realities of powerp. 91
Plutarch, insurrection, and dearth in Coriolanusp. 110
Some versions of coup d'etat, rebellion, and revolutionp. 130
Language, politics, and poverty in Shakespearian dramap. 142
'Demystifying the mystery of state': King Lear and the world upside downp. 155
Venetian culture and the politics of Othellop. 169
The Bard and Ireland: Shakespeare's Protestantism as politics in disguisep. 185
Henry V as working-house of ideologyp. 198
'Fashion it thus': Julius Caesar and the politics of theatrical representationp. 206
Take me to your Ledap. 219
Macbeth on film: politicsp. 236
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: everything's nice in America?p. 247
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780521544818
ISBN-10: 0521544815
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 13th September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45