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Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Alex Schulman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a new interpretation of William Shakespeare's plays as a unified statement of early modern political theory. It demonstrates that Shakespeare's plays provide an astonishingly ... More


Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare

Regina Mara Schwartz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795216
eISBN:
9780191839290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare asks why love is regarded as the highest human value in some cultural sectors—such as religion, literature and the arts—and is not even on the map in ... More


Shakespeare’s Commonwealth

David Rollison

in Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners: Digesting the New Social History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806899
eISBN:
9780191846557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806899.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the existence in England from the thirteenth century of the political ideal of ‘commonwealth’: the overarching principle, dominating the political thought of commoners, that the ... More


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