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Shakespeare Between Machiavelli and Hobbes: Dead Body Politics

Andrew Moore
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Politics, Literature, and Film
ISBN
9781498514071, 1498514073, 9781498514088
Summary
"Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbes explores Shakespeare's political outlook by comparing some of the playwright's best-known works to the works of Italian political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli and English social contract theorist Thomas Hobbes. This ultimately reveals the materialist principles that underpin Shakespeare's imaginary states."--
Contents
  • Political power and the natural order: Richard III, Macbeth, and Coriolanus
  • Shakespeare's state of nature: King Lear and Othello
  • Violence and politics: Julius Caesar and Lucrece
  • Faith, morality, and contractual politics: The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure
  • Tyranny and consent: Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline.
Description
xiii, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index.
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