Tyranny and usurpation : the new prince and lawmaking violence in early modern drama (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Tyranny and usurpation : the new prince and lawmaking violence in early modern drama

Author: Doyeeta Majumder
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press ; [Leicester] : The English Association, 2019. ©2019
Series: English Association studies, 5.
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In the middle years of the 16th century, English drama witnessed the emergence of the 'tyrant by entrie' or the usurper, who supplanted earlier 'tyrant by the administration' as the main antihero of political drama. This usurper or, in Machiavellian terms principe nuove, was the prince without dynastic claims who creates his sovereignty by dint of his own 'virtue' and through an act of 'lawmaking' violence. Early  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doyeeta Majumder
ISBN: 9781786941688 1786941686
OCLC Number: 1055459796
Description: vii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : 1. The kingly vice: the tyrant in early Tudor drama --
2. Sovereignty, counsel, and consent in Scotland: Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis --
3. Artful construction of the political realm: Buchanan and the legitimacy of resistance --
4. Gorboduc: absolutist decision and the two bodies of the king --
5. Tyranny added to usurpation: Richardus Tertius, The True Tragedy, and Richard III; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: English Association studies, 5.
Responsibility: Doyeeta Majumder.


This book investigates the political, legal, historical circumstances under which the 'tyrant' of early Tudor drama becomes conflated with the 'usurper-tyrant' of the commercial theatres of London,  Read more...


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'Original scholarship of significant value to the academic study of the intersections between drama and politics in the early modern period; its strengths lie in its wide coverage of dramatic texts, Read more...

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