Download 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context: The Politics of Passion by Keith Linley PDF

By Keith Linley

This enticing booklet offers in-depth dialogue of some of the impacts that an viewers in 1607 might have dropped at reading ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did humans take into consideration the realm, approximately God, approximately sin, approximately kings, approximately civilized behavior? find out about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, courtroom corruption, type tensions, the literary profile of the time, the idea that of tragedy – and all of the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling photograph of a disintegrating global misplaced via ardour and machination.

Show description

Read Online or Download 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context: The Politics of Passion (Anthem Perspectives in Literature) PDF

Similar shakespearean literature literature books

Passion, Prudence, and Virtue in Shakespearean Drama (Continuum Shakespeare Studies)

Advantage, as a Renaissance perfect, was once principally conceived as a rational governing of unruly passions. Revising this early glossy usual, this examine indicates how Shakespeare dramatizes a discerning Aristotelian belief of advantage as a touchstone of excellence: executing simply motion on the top time, within the most sensible method, and for the easiest finish in the contingent international.

She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Within the past due 19th century 1000s of golf equipment shaped around the usa dedicated to the interpreting of Shakespeare. From Pasadena, California, to the seashore city of Camden, Maine; from the remoted farm city of Ottumwa, Iowa, to cellular, Alabama, at the Gulf coast, american citizens have been examining Shakespeare in magnificent numbers and in mind-blowing locations.

Shakespeare Among the Courtesans: Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650 (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies)

Courtesans-women who in achieving wealth, prestige, or strength via sexual transgression-have performed either a vital and contradictory position in literature: they've been favourite, celebrated, feared, and vilified. This learn of the courtesan in Renaissance English drama focuses not just at the ethical ambivalence of those ladies, yet with certain cognizance to Anglo-Italian family, illuminates little identified features in their lives.

Shakespeare Left and Right (Routledge Revivals)

Shakespeare Left and correct brings jointly critics, strikingly diversified of their politics and methodologies, who're conscious about the significance of politics on literary perform and conception. may still, for instance, feminist feedback be subjected to a critique by way of voices it construes as antagonistic to its political schedule?

Extra info for 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context: The Politics of Passion (Anthem Perspectives in Literature)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 28 votes