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Re-humanising Shakespeare : Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity.

Author: Andrew Mousley
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can Shakespeare help us with the question of how to live? Re-Humanising Shakespeare argues that although Shakespeare himself contributed to the uncertainties of modern living, his work can still serve as a source of existential wisdom and guidance. The book examines through a wide range of Shakespeare?s plays the conditions under which human beings flourish or perish. Love, ethics, emotion, vulnerability and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Mousley
ISBN: 9780748629978 0748629971 1281252174 9781281252173
OCLC Number: 437203024
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: COPYRIGHT; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity; Part I Denaturing Human Nature; Chapter 1 Questioning the Human: Hamlet; Chapter 2 Emptying the Human: Othello; Chapter 3 Ironising the Human: The Merchant of Venice; Chapter 4 Historicising the Human, Humanising the Historical: I Henry IV; Part II How to Live; Chapter 5 Ethics: Macbeth; Chapter 6 Only Human: Coriolanus; Chapter 7 Humility: Love's Labour's Lost; Chapter 8 Love: As You Like It; Chapter 9 Hope: The Winter's Tale; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Can Shakespeare help us with the question of how to live? Re-Humanising Shakespeare argues that although Shakespeare himself contributed to the uncertainties of modern living, his work can still serve as a source of existential wisdom and guidance. The book examines through a wide range of Shakespeare?s plays the conditions under which human beings flourish or perish. Love, ethics, emotion, vulnerability and humility are amongst the topics discussed as part of the book?s argument that Shakespeare is continually at pains to reclaim the human from its complete liquefaction. Given the range and o.

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