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Making make-believe real : politics as theater in Shakespeare's time, Garry Wills

Label
Making make-believe real : politics as theater in Shakespeare's time
Title
Making make-believe real
Title remainder
politics as theater in Shakespeare's time
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare's plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of other playwrights of the era as well, Marlowe's Edward II and Tamburlaine among them. But Elizabethan playwrights were not alone in realizing that a sense of theater was essential to the exercise of power. Real rulers knew it, too, and none better than Queen Elizabeth. In this fascinating study of political stagecraft in the Elizabethan era, Garry Wills explores a period of vast cultural and political change during which the power of make-believe to make power real was not just a theory but an essential truth. Wills examines English culture as Catholic Christianity's rituals were being overturned and a Protestant queen took the throne. New iconographies of power were necessary for the new Renaissance liturgy to displace the medieval church-state. The author illuminates the extensive imaginative constructions that went into Elizabeth's reign and the explosion of great Tudor and Stuart drama that provided the imaginative power to support her long and successful rule"--
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1934-
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Wills, Garry
Dewey number
822/.309358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.P65
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
Label
Making make-believe real : politics as theater in Shakespeare's time, Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Make-believe (courtly) love -- Make-believe (divine) monarchy -- Make-believe (cosmic) religion -- Make-believe (faerie) nation -- Make-believe (chivalric) war -- Make-believe (courtier) warriors
Control code
862098473
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9780300197532
Lccn
2013050493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862098473
Label
Making make-believe real : politics as theater in Shakespeare's time, Garry Wills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Make-believe (courtly) love -- Make-believe (divine) monarchy -- Make-believe (cosmic) religion -- Make-believe (faerie) nation -- Make-believe (chivalric) war -- Make-believe (courtier) warriors
Control code
862098473
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9780300197532
Lccn
2013050493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862098473

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