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Shakespeare and Politics : What a Sixteenth-Century Playwright Can Tell Us About Twenty-First-Century Politics

Author: Bruce E Altschuler; Michael A Genovese
Publisher: Boulder, CO ; London : Paradigm Publishers, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce E Altschuler; Michael A Genovese
ISBN: 9781612051581 1612051588 9781612051598 1612051596
OCLC Number: 841199106
Description: ix, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 On Shakespeare's Commanders and Kings: Leadership, Politics, and Hubris / Thomas E. Cronin --
ch. 2 Macbeth and Political Corruption / Bruce E. Altschuler --
ch. 3 A Dionysian Hamlet / Sarah A. Shea --
ch. 4 Antony and Cleopatra: Empire, Globalization, and the Clash of Civilizations / Paul A. Cantor --
ch. 5 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Tyrannicide in Julius Caesar / Philip Abbott --
ch. 6 Why Iago Is Evil: Othello and the American Desire to Understand Corruption / Coyle Neal --
ch. 7 Richard III, Tyranny, and the Modern Financial Elite / Marlene K. Sokolon --
ch. 8 Cymbeline and the Origins of Modern Liberty / David Ramsey --
ch. 9 Shakespeare's Henry V and Responsibility for War / John M. Parrish --
ch. 10 Troilus and Cressida: The Value of Reputations and the Corruption of Society / Lilly J. Goren --
ch. 11 Deception and Persuasion in Measure for Measure / Carol McNamara. Contents note continued: ch. 12 Absurdity and Amateur Hour in the American Political Forest: A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Nightmare of Polarization / Kevan M. Yenerall.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce E. Altschuler and Michael A. Genovese.

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