Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan (EDINBURGH CRITICAL STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE AND PHILOSOPHY EUP)

Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan (EDINBURGH CRITICAL STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE AND PHILOSOPHY EUP)

Alex Schulman


What have been Shakespeare's politics? As this research demonstrates, contained in Shakespeare's performs is an astonishingly strong reckoning with the culture of Western political idea, one whose intensity and scope areas Shakespeare along Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes and others.

This ebook is the 1st try via a political theorist to learn Shakespeare in the trajectory of political suggestion as one of many authors of modernity.

From Shakespeare's interpretation of old and medieval politics to his wrestling with problems with legitimacy, spiritual toleration, kinfolk clash, and monetary swap, Alex Schulman exhibits how Shakespeare produces a desirable map of contemporary politics at its crisis-filled delivery. therefore, there are fresh readings of Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Richard II and Henry IV, elements I and II , The service provider of Venice and degree for Measure.

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