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The Resource Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt

Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt

Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics
Title
Tyrant
Title remainder
Shakespeare on politics
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules--these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues--and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them--and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenblatt, Stephen
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.D53
LC item number
G73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dictators in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oblique angles -- Party politics -- Fraudulent populism -- A matter of character -- Enablers -- Tyranny triumphant -- The instigator -- Madness in great ones -- Downfall and resurgence -- Resistible rise -- Coda
Control code
ocn1011679254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780393635751
Lccn
2018002449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oblique angles -- Party politics -- Fraudulent populism -- A matter of character -- Enablers -- Tyranny triumphant -- The instigator -- Madness in great ones -- Downfall and resurgence -- Resistible rise -- Coda
Control code
ocn1011679254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780393635751
Lccn
2018002449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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