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Shakespeare's humanism

Author: Robin Headlam Wells
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues that the idea of a universal human nature was as important to William Shakespeare as it was to every other Renaissance writer, questioning the central principle of postmodern Shakespeare criticism, which believes that he was an anti-essentialist.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> - Critique et interprétation.; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> - Philosophie.; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Headlam Wells
ISBN: 9780521824385 0521824389
OCLC Number: 62132881
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Shakespeare and English humanism --
Gender --
Value pluralism --
Social justice --
Men, women and civilisation --
Love and death --
History --
Genius --
Anti-humanism.
Responsibility: Robin Headlam Wells.
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