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A politics of the scene

Author: Paul A Kottman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Juxtaposing readings of three plays of William Shakespeare and two major treatises in political philosophy - Plato's Republic and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan - Kottman contests the figural ground from which political philosophy emerges and suggests how a Shakespearean sense of the scene might open up new avenues for thinking about politics." --book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kottman, Paul A., 1970-
Politics of the scene.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608450037
Online version:
Kottman, Paul A., 1970-
Politics of the scene.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609322137
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Plato; Thomas Hobbes; Shakespeare; Shakespeare; Plato; Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Plato.; William Shakespeare; Plato; Thomas Hobbes; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Plato; Thomas Hobbes; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Kottman
ISBN: 9780804758345 0804758344
OCLC Number: 123968693
Description: viii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Political theory and the expropriation of the scene --
From theater to Theory --
Plato : Mimesis --
Hobbes; or, Politics without a scene --
The image of the Leviathan : figural unity and the limits of representation --
pt. 2. Toward a politics of the scene --
Toward a politics of the scene --
Memory, mimesis, tragedy : the scene before philosophy --
Speaking as one witness to another : Hamlet and the "cunning of the scene" --
A scene of speaking : convocation and the suspension of tragedy in Romeo and Juliet --
Epilogue : The world stage.
Responsibility: Paul A. Kottman.
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"The brilliance and originality of this book consist specifically in its radical recasting of the metaphorical, figural use of 'theater' and 'drama.' 'Theory' and 'theater,' Kottman reminds us, come Read more...

 
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