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Title:
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics
Author:
Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
212 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution."--
Language:
English
Contents:
Oblique angles -- Party politics -- Fraudulent populism -- A matter of character -- Enablers -- Tyranny triumphant -- The instigator -- Madness in great ones -- Downfall and resurgence -- Resistible rise -- Coda.
ISBN:
9780393635751
Format :
Book