Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen: New Edition

Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen: New Edition


With Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen, Kiernan screens how profoundly delicate Shakespeare used to be to the large social and political upheavals of his age. in the course of the playwright’s lifetime, he observed the 1st demanding situations to monarchical rule, in addition to severe modifications in England’s social hierarchy. Shakespeare witnessed and capitalized on those occasions, utilizing significant social adjustments, corresponding to rebellious new woman roles, prominently in his comedies, which function identification confusion, gender bending, and cross-dressing. His old performs, equally, mirror the death of feudal allegiances and the improvement of the trendy kingdom. through putting those performs in the context of England’s rising modernity, Kiernan brilliantly upends our traditional perceptions of Shakespeare’s work.
 

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