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The Resource Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art, R.A. Foakes

Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art, R.A. Foakes

Label
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art
Title
Hamlet versus Lear
Title remainder
cultural politics and Shakespeare's art
Statement of responsibility
R.A. Foakes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book focusses on the two plays of Shakespeare that have generally contended for the title of 'greatest' among his works. Hamlet remained a focal point of reference until about 1960, when it was displaced by King Lear, a play which at the same time ceased to be perceived as a play of redemption and became a play of despair. Foakes attempts to explain these shifts by analysing the reception of the plays since about 1800, an analysis which necessarily engages with the politics of the plays and the politics of criticism. Recent critical theorizing has destabilized the texts, has sought to abolish the frontiers of literature, and hence has undermined the notion of 'greatness' or any consideration of the plays as works of art. Foakes takes issue with such theories and reconsiders textual revisions, in order to argue for the integrity of the plays as reading texts and to recover a flexible sense of their artistry in relation to meaning. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Shakespeare and to theatre-goers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foakes, R. A
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2965
LC item number
.F6 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Politics and literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Tragedy
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Hamlet, prince of Denmarke (Shakespeare)
  • King Lear (Shakespeare)
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Literatuurpolitiek
  • Politique et littérature
  • Transmission de textes
  • Chefs-d'œuvre (Littérature)
  • Tragédie
  • Literatura inglesa (crítica e interpretação)
  • Rezeption
  • Théâtre
  • Transmission de textes
  • Politique et littérature
Label
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art, R.A. Foakes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-255) 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
  • King Lear destabilized
  • King Lear historicized
  • Plays and texts.
  • Processing Shakespeare
  • Scripts, play-texts, literature
  • Texts of Hamlet
  • Texts of King Lear
  • Hamlet, King Lear and art.
  • Let's restate the problem
  • Shakespeare under attack
  • Hamlet and Hamletism.
  • Inward illusion
  • Knowledge, meaning, artistic form
  • A design for Hamlet.
  • Hamlet Senior
  • Gertrude and Ophelia
  • Claudius
  • Hamlet
  • A shaping for King Lear.
  • Division
  • Expulsion
  • Hamlet privatized and politicized
  • Confusion
  • War
  • The overall design
  • Hamlet and Hamletism
  • Hamlet in the modern world
  • Hamlet our contemporary
  • The reception of King Lear.
  • King Lear and redemption
  • King Lear and despair
Control code
25411219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521342926
Lccn
92007333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1495138
  • (OCoLC)25411219
Label
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art, R.A. Foakes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-255) 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
  • King Lear destabilized
  • King Lear historicized
  • Plays and texts.
  • Processing Shakespeare
  • Scripts, play-texts, literature
  • Texts of Hamlet
  • Texts of King Lear
  • Hamlet, King Lear and art.
  • Let's restate the problem
  • Shakespeare under attack
  • Hamlet and Hamletism.
  • Inward illusion
  • Knowledge, meaning, artistic form
  • A design for Hamlet.
  • Hamlet Senior
  • Gertrude and Ophelia
  • Claudius
  • Hamlet
  • A shaping for King Lear.
  • Division
  • Expulsion
  • Hamlet privatized and politicized
  • Confusion
  • War
  • The overall design
  • Hamlet and Hamletism
  • Hamlet in the modern world
  • Hamlet our contemporary
  • The reception of King Lear.
  • King Lear and redemption
  • King Lear and despair
Control code
25411219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521342926
Lccn
92007333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1495138
  • (OCoLC)25411219

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