New PDF release: Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought

By David Armitage,Conal Condren,Andrew Fitzmaurice

ISBN-10: 052176808X

ISBN-13: 9780521768085

ISBN-10: 1107692504

ISBN-13: 9781107692503

this is often the 1st collaborative quantity to put Shakespeare's works in the panorama of early glossy political idea. till lately, literary students haven't usually taken care of Shakespeare as a player within the political considered his time, not like his contemporaries Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser and Philip Sidney. even as, historians of political proposal have hardly ever became their realization to significant works of poetry and drama. A unusual foreign and interdisciplinary group of participants examines the complete variety of Shakespeare's writings with a purpose to problem traditional interpretations of performs crucial to the canon, similar to Hamlet; open up novel views on works hardly thought of to be political, resembling the Sonnets; and concentrate on those who were mostly overlooked, similar to The Merry better halves of Windsor. the result's a coherent and tough portrait of Shakespeare's distinct engagement with the attribute questions of early glossy political thought.

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