Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare / Edition 1

Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare / Edition 1

by Clare Asquith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586483870

ISBN-13: 2901586483875

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Living at a time and in a place of major political upheaval and considerable state authoritarianism, William Shakespeare wrote plays of universalist themes that avoided commentary on contemporary political events. At least that's the conventional view, but this book overturns this view with the argument that Shakespeare, similarly to dissident writers throughout

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Living at a time and in a place of major political upheaval and considerable state authoritarianism, William Shakespeare wrote plays of universalist themes that avoided commentary on contemporary political events. At least that's the conventional view, but this book overturns this view with the argument that Shakespeare, similarly to dissident writers throughout history, coded his plays with language and references that subtly criticized British Monarchy and allegorically argued for political change, while simultaneously walking a fine line risking political persecution. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901586483875
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368

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