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The Resource Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort, (electronic resource)

Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort, (electronic resource)

Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment
Title
Shakespeare's big men
Title remainder
tragedy and the problem of resentment
Statement of responsibility
Richard van Oort
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare's Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies--Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus--through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans. Generative anthropology's theory of the origins of human society explains the social function of tragedy: to defer our resentment against the "big men" who dominate society by letting us first identify with the tragic protagonist and his resentment, then allowing us to repudiate the protagonist's resentful rage and achieve theatrical catharsis. Drawing on this hypothesis, Richard van Oort offers inspired readings of Shakespeare's plays and their representations of desire, resentment, guilt, and evil. His analysis revives the universal spirit in Shakespearean criticism, illustrating how the plays can serve as a way to understand the ethical dilemma of resentment and discover within ourselves the nature of the human experience."--
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NLC
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Van Oort, Richard
Dewey number
822.3/3
LC call number
PR2992.M28
LC item number
V35 2016
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Men in literature
  • Resentment in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Guilt in literature
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Protagonists (Persons) in literature
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Evil in literature
  • Guilt in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Men in literature
  • Protagonists (Persons) in literature
  • Resentment in literature
Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001971369
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442650077
Lccn
2015298787
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001971369
Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001971369
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442650077
Lccn
2015298787
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001971369

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