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Title:
Shakespeare as political thinker
Author:
Alvis, John.
Edition:
Second edition, revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
xix, 416 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
First edition published in 1981 by Carolina Academic Press.

About half of the essays were presented at a conference, "Poetry and politics in Shakespeare", held at the University of Dallas in October 1978; "the rest were written especially for this volume"--P. [xi].
Language:
English
Contents:
Introductory : Shakespearean poetry and politics / John E. Alvis -- The unity of tragedy, comedy, and history : an interpretation of the Shakespearean universe / Henre V. Jaffa -- Richard II / Allan Bloom -- God will save the king : Shakespeare's Richard II / Louise Cowan -- Shakespeare's Henry IV : a new prince in a new principality / Dain A. Trafton -- Spectacle supplanting ceremony : Shakespeare's Henry Monmouth / John E. Alvis -- The two truths of Troilus and Cressida / Thomas G. West --Troilus and Cressida : poetry or philosophy? / Christopher Flannery -- Nature and the city : Timon of Athens / Leo Paul S. de Alvarez -- Chastity as a political principle : an interpretation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure / Harry V. Jaffa -- Prospero's republic : the politics of Shakespeare's The Tempest / Paul A. Cantor -- The golden casket : an interpretation of The Merchant of Venice / Barabra Tovey -- Shakespeare's Hamlet and Machiavelli : how not to kill a despot / John E. Alvis -- Macbeth and the gospelling of Scotland / Paul A. Cantor -- Shakespearean wisdom? / Michael Platt -- Shakespearean comedy and tragedy : implicit political analogies / Robert B. Heilman -- Transcendence and equivocation : some political, theological, and philosophical themes in Shakespeare / Laurence Berns.
Reading Level:
1310 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781882926503
Format :
Book

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