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Shakespeare's Ideas.

Author: David Bevington
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Series: Blackwell great minds.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind".:.; Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar.; Discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure.; Explores Shakespeare as a great poet,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bevington
ISBN: 9781444302745 1444302744
OCLC Number: 437097929
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1 A Natural Philosopher; 2 Lust in Action: Shakespeare's Ideas on Sex and Gender; 3 What is Honour? Shakespeare's Ideas on Politics and Political Theory; 4 Hold the Mirror Up to Nature: Shakespeare's Ideas on Writing and Acting; 5 What Form of Prayer Can Serve My Turn? Shakespeare's Ideas on Religious Controversy and Issues of Faith; 6 Is Man No More Than This? Shakespeare's Ideas on Scepticism, Doubt, Stoicism, Pessimism, Misanthropy; 7 Here Our Play Has Ending: Ideas of Closure in the Late Plays; 8 Credo; Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Blackwell great minds.

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An in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind".:.; Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar.; Discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure.; Explores Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind."

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-Bevington sees a development in how important Shakespeare felt certain topics were, and so the structure of the book is both chronological and thematic, beginning with the early romances and ending Read more...

 
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