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Shakespeare's freedom

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Series: Rice University Campbell lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes, of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the gentle over the baseborn. The author shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them. Again and again, Shakespeare confounds the designs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 9780226306667 0226306666 9780226306674 0226306674
OCLC Number: 587209553
Description: xiii, 144 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Absolute limits --
Shakespearean beauty marks --
The limits of hatred --
Shakespeare and the ethics of authority --
Shakespearean autonomy.
Series Title: Rice University Campbell lectures.
Responsibility: Stephen Greenblatt.
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Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes-of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the  Read more...

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"Stephen Greenblatt is one of America's most elegant and inventive literary critics. He writes with panache as he spins intriguing yarns from surprising materials. He has a gift as a reader of Read more...

 
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