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Hamlet's moment : drama and political knowledge in early modern England

Author: András Kiséry
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publ. in pbkView all editions and formats

Hamlet's Moment reveals how plays written in the first decade of the seventeenth century were shaped by forms of professional political knowledge and by the social promises such knowledge held, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: András Kiséry
ISBN: 9780198746201 0198746202 9780198822264 019882226X
OCLC Number: 1082441966
Description: 318 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Hamlet's MomentPart I: Hamlet and the Profession of Politics1: 'The Wiser Sort': The Distinction of Politics and Gabriel Harvey's Machiavellian Hamlet2: Some Travellers Return: Diplomatic Writing, Political Careers, and the World of Hamlet3: 'I Lack Advancement': Political Agents and Political Servants in Hamlet's MomentPart II: Political Knowledge and the Public Stage in Hamlet's Moment4: 'Vile and Vulgar Admirations': Chapman and the Public of Political News5: 'The Most Matter with Best Conceyt': The Publics of Tacitean Observation and the Margins of Politics in Jonson's Sejanus6: 'For Discourse's Sake Merely': Political Conversation on the Stage and OffBibliography
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