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Shakespeare and the dramaturgy of power, John D. Cox

Label
Shakespeare and the dramaturgy of power
Title
Shakespeare and the dramaturgy of power
Statement of responsibility
John D. Cox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through a revised study of Shakespeare's dramatic heritage in its social context, the author questions the idealizing view that Shakespearean drama enacts an 'Elizabethan world picture' as well as the materialist view that the plays laid the foundation for modern radical ideology. Instead the author locates Shakespeare's skepticism about power in his heritage from medieval religious drama. Always responsive to the taste of the ruling class, Shakespeare, according to Cox, nonetheless repeatedly challenged assumptions cherished by the beneficiaries of power. Ranging over all the dramatic genres of in the Shakespearean canon, this book focuses on plays where medieval drama most clearly illuminates Shakespeare's treatment of political power and social privilege. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, John D.
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3017
LC item number
.C68 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Politics and literature
  • Christian drama, English (Middle)
  • Political plays, English
  • English drama
  • Power (Christian theology) in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Drama
  • Macht (Motiv)
  • Macht
  • Tradition
  • Politik (Motiv)
  • Englisch
Label
Shakespeare and the dramaturgy of power, John D. Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Centralized power and Christian political realism: fifth century and sixteenth -- Libido dominandi and Potentia humilitatis: the medieval dramaturgy of power -- Tudor power and the new fashion -- Deconstructive comedy -- Inventing secular history: the Henry VI plays -- The Elizabethan Hal -- Power and archaic dramaturgy in All's Well that Ends Well -- Style, Goodness, and power in Measure for Measure -- Tragedy: noble weakness -- Ruling taste and the late plays
Control code
18521371
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780691067650
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88029311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1209810
Label
Shakespeare and the dramaturgy of power, John D. Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Centralized power and Christian political realism: fifth century and sixteenth -- Libido dominandi and Potentia humilitatis: the medieval dramaturgy of power -- Tudor power and the new fashion -- Deconstructive comedy -- Inventing secular history: the Henry VI plays -- The Elizabethan Hal -- Power and archaic dramaturgy in All's Well that Ends Well -- Style, Goodness, and power in Measure for Measure -- Tragedy: noble weakness -- Ruling taste and the late plays
Control code
18521371
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780691067650
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88029311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1209810

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