Ort: London et al. Verlag: Continuum International Publishing Group Jahr: 2009 Autor(en): Robin Headlam Wells ISBN: 9780826493064 Umfang / Preis: 248 Seiten / PND 16.99
Shakespeare's Politics is an invaluable introduction to the political world of Shakespeare's plays. It includes passages from the plays together with extracts from contemporary historical and political documents. The clear, jargon-free narrative introduces and explains the extracts and provides an overview of the key political issues that were debated in late Elizabethan and early Stuart England.
The introduction outlines the historical context in which Shakespeare wrote and explains the intellectual principles that informed early modern thinking about politics. By reading Shakespeare alongside contemporary documents students will be able to develop their own informed critical interpretations of the plays.
1. Civilization and the debate on human nature
3. Forms of government
4. The just ruler
6. Providence and history
7. Natural law
Postscript: Shakespeare's politics and modern criticism