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Shakespeare's King Lear with the tempest : the discovery of nature and the recovery of classical natural right

Author: Mark A McDonald
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A McDonald
ISBN: 0761824669 9780761824664
OCLC Number: 223357830
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction : the discovery of nature and King Lear --
Ch. 1. On ancient ceremonial monarchy and the opening scene of Lear --
Ch. 2. The subplot family of Gloucester --
Ch. 3. The fool and the Earl of Kent --
Ch. 4. On act III of King Lear --
Ch. 5. On act IV --
Ch. 6. On the final act --
App. A. The word nature in King Lear --
App. B. On the question of the presence of the Duke of Burgundy in King Lear --
App. C. On the tripartite division of the kingdom in King Lear --
App. D. The word fortune in King Lear --
App. E. Geoffrey of Monmouth and King Lear --
App. F. The origin of the Arthurian legend and Gildas, the most ancient British writer.
Responsibility: Mark A. McDonald.

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"Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King Lear to the question of natural right and to changes in the orders of the western world at the beginnings of modernity."--Jacket.

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