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Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbes : dead body politics / Andrew Moore.

Author/Creator:
Moore, Andrew, 1981- author.
Publication:
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Series:
Politics, literature, and film.
Politics, literature, and film
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Political and social views.
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Political and social views.
Politics in literature.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Power (Social science) in literature.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Summary:
"Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbes explores Shakespeare's political outlook by comparing some of the playwright's best-known works to the works of Italian political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli and English social contract theorist Thomas Hobbes. This ultimately reveals the materialist principles that underpin Shakespeare's imaginary states."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part I: Nature and politics. Political power and the natural order: Richard III, Macbeth, and Coriolanus
Shakespeare and the state of nature: King Lear and Othello
Part II: The limits of politics. Violence and politics: Julius Caesar and Lucrece
Faith, morality, and contractual politics: The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure
Tyranny and consent: Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Moore, Andrew, 1981- author. Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbes
ISBN:
9781498514071
1498514073
OCLC:
951506697
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