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Shakespeare's Culture of Violence : Contemporary Interpretations of Shakespeare - Derek Cohen

Shakespeare's Culture of Violence

Contemporary Interpretations of Shakespeare

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Published: 9th December 1992
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In this book, Derek Cohen studies the relationship of Shakespearean drama to the Western culture of violence. He argues that violence is an inherent feature and form of patriarchy and that its production and control is one of the dominant motives of the political system. Shakespeare's plays supply examples of the way in which the patriarchy of his plays - and hence, perhaps, of modern Western culture - absorbs, naturalizes, and legitimizes violence in its attempts to maintain political control over its subjects.

Introduction - The Containment of Monarchy: Richard II - The Legitimation of Violence in 1 Henry I - The Culture of Violence in 2 Henry IV - Monopolizing Violence: Henry V - The Rape of Lavinia - The Killing of Cordelia - The Murder of Desdemona - Conclusion: Macbeth - Index

ISBN: 9780333570883
ISBN-10: 033357088X
Series: Contemporary Interpretations of Shakespeare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 9th December 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 0.1
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 3