Canonical States, Canonical Stages: Oedipus, Othering, and Seventeenth-Century Drama

Canonical States, Canonical Stages: Oedipus, Othering, and Seventeenth-Century Drama

by Mitchell Greenberg
     
 

In the crucible of seventeenth-century Europe, a new kind of subjectivity formed, private and interior. Perversely, the new private subject made its most spectacular appearance on the public stage--an appearance that, as Mitchell Greenberg amply demonstrates, coincided with the beginnings of absolutism in Europe. Each chapter of the book contains a thorough historical… See more details below

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In the crucible of seventeenth-century Europe, a new kind of subjectivity formed, private and interior. Perversely, the new private subject made its most spectacular appearance on the public stage--an appearance that, as Mitchell Greenberg amply demonstrates, coincided with the beginnings of absolutism in Europe. Each chapter of the book contains a thorough historical, textual, and theoretical study of one play or a group of plays by Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816624102
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Translations
Preface
Introduction
Chaos
Spectacle
Oedipus
Ch. 1Shakespeare's Othello and the "Problem" of Anxiety1
Ch. 2Fuenteovejuna: The Ideology of Loss and the Myth of History33
Ch. 3La vida es sueno: Patriarchy's Sacrifice63
Ch. 4Playing Dead: Corneille's Canon and Absolute Tragedy90
Ch. 5Racine's Berenice and the Allegory of Absolutism135
Notes165
Index213

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