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The Concept of Plebiscitary Democracy: Past, Present, and Future

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter revisits the overly maligned concept of plebiscitary democracy, reviewing its historical development, and arguing for its relevance as a present-day ethical paradigm. The chapter is ... More


‘Even the earth is not room enough’: Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of Seneca's psychologically and ethically challenging Hercules on Elizabethan tragedy. It argues that political and cultural similarities between imperial Rome and ... More


Rome-antic Shakespeare: Coriolanus on Stage and Page, 1789–1820

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With its representation of grain shortages, conflicts between the populace and the patricians, and the dependence of political leaders on the approval of the people, Coriolanus was a most topical ... More


Republicanism: Ancient Rome and Literary Modernity in British Romanticism

Jonathan Sachs

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Focusing on the range of meanings assigned to republican Rome and on the process by which Rome is compared to contemporary Britain in contexts ranging from Parliamentary debates to the writings of ... More


A Constancy Triptych: North’s Plutarch and the Roman Plays

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers one indisputable source of the plays: Sir Thomas North's translation of Jacques Amyot's translation of Plutarch's Parallel Lives. In determining to what extent Shakespeare ... More


‘Infinite Variety’: Antony and Cleopatra

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus represent the opposing wings of the ‘triptych’ which Shakespeare borrowed from Plutarch. To put it in its starkest terms, Coriolanus falls ... More


Last Years: The Castle of Indolence and Coriolanus, 1746–1748

James Sambrook

in James Thomson 1700–1748: A Life

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117889
eISBN:
9780191671104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117889.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the last two works of Thomson, The Castle of Indolence and Coriolanus. A description of the last few years of Thomson's life, as well as several analyses of his works are also ... More


Britain’s Traditional Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Britain’s traditional constitution. Caius Martius, the protagonist of Coriolanus, refused to agree to the Roman plebeians’ increasingly vociferous political demands. There ... More


‘More than a creeping thing’: Baiting Coriolanus

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Hunting, introduced by way of a bear-hunt painted by the Flemish artist Frans Snyders, adds a further frame of reference to the interplay between stage and stake which crucially informs Shakespeare’s ... More


Period Drama in the Age of World Pictures

Margreta de Grazia

in Four Shakespearean Period Pieces

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226785196
eISBN:
9780226785363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226785363.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the only picture we have of a Shakespearean play from Shakespeare’s lifetime, periodization is moot. In the Longleat drawing (ca. 1598) of Titus Andronicus, only Titus’s costume belongs to the ... More


Milton’s Satan1

John Carey

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Caius Maritus Coriolanus is a superhuman Roman warrior who conquers an army of enemy Volsces in Corioles, and then returns to Rome a hero but also a potential tyrant whom ... More


Unbuilding the City: Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus and the Forms of Openness

James Kuzner

in Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods and the Virtue of Vulnerability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642533
eISBN:
9780748651580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642533.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses two plays, Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus, and their link to open selfhood. It first presents an alternative in which Coriolanus is a progressive document that plans the ... More


Typology and subjectivity in Hamlet and Coriolanus

Felicity Dunworth

in Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the vulnerability of maternity and the danger for the family that proceeds from it in the context of high tragedy, through readings of Hamlet and Coriolanus. Both plays, in ... More


Only Human: Coriolanus

Andy Mousley

in Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The overall aim of this chapter is to do with vulnerability what the last chapter did with fear, which is via Coriolanus and a selective use of psychoanalytic theory to draw out its existential ... More


Brand Shakespeare

Rebekah Owens

in Studying Shakespeare on Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348547
eISBN:
9781800850996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348547.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the reader will be shown some films that use recent history as a setting, adding a further layer of meaning to the story from the cultural resonances associated with that historical ... More


Friendship

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter Shklar continues to discuss loyalty conflicts in classical times. She uses the case of the Roman general Coriolanus and a number of classical and modern commentaries on him in order ... More


Plutarch on Consistency and the Statesman

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

discusses a point that has been implicit earlier: a heroic figure, or even an adult male, can express remorse only with difficulty because part of the construction of adulthood in antiquity involves ... More


Love Theory and Political Practice in Plutarch: The Amatorius and the Lives of Coriolanus and Alcibiades

Michele A. Lucchesi

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses how Plutarch, ultimately, considers erôs to be in conflict with public life. First, the analysis focuses on the Amatorius, where Plutarch presents an idealized image of the god ... More


Afterword

Peter Holbrook

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A potential danger with the humoral psychology of the Renaissance, which bears a rough analogy to physical-reductionist pictures of humanity today, is that it downplays the role of agency in human ... More


Blood: Enter Martius, Painted

Andrea Ria Stevens

in Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Surveying archival evidence and extant stage directions from canonical and non-canonical plays, this chapter considers the history of stage blood from medieval drama to the early modern period, with ... More


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