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The Resource Searching Shakespeare : studies in culture and authority, Derek Cohen

Searching Shakespeare : studies in culture and authority, Derek Cohen

Label
Searching Shakespeare : studies in culture and authority
Title
Searching Shakespeare
Title remainder
studies in culture and authority
Statement of responsibility
Derek Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Searching Shakespeare presents a political-historical exploration of Shakespeare's drama, examining the plays in the context of current ideological concerns - history, memory, marginality, and nationalism. Derek Cohen predicates his argument on the supposition that the individual, as much as the encompassing state, is subject to the shaping forces and machinery of the ideological surround." "Shakespeare's plays, Cohen argues, consistently portray the clash between the passionate search for individuality and the quest for social harmony as irresolvable. The playwright's uncanny ability to carry the reader to the edge of imaginary experience - far from the literal world that is made visible by the text - offers an entry into the subtextual and ironic underside of the dramas. It is in this dark and strange world of slavery, mutilation, sexual jealousy, and suborned murder that the implicit political biases of the plays are most evident and it is here, too, that a modern political analysis reveals why Shakespeare portrayed the quest for individuation and self-expression as necessarily ending in tragedy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Derek
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2983
LC item number
.C64 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
  • Individuality in literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Culture in literature
  • Tragedy
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Searching Shakespeare : studies in culture and authority, Derek Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-192) 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
Tragedy and the nation: Othello -- History and the nation: the second tetralogy -- Slave voices: Caliban and Ariel -- The scapegoat mechanism: Shylock and Caliban -- The self-representations of Othello -- King Lear and memory -- The past of Macbeth -- Messengers of death: the figure of the hit man -- 'noseless, handless, hack'd and chipp'd: broken human bodies
Control code
52455304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780802087782
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004381622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Searching Shakespeare : studies in culture and authority, Derek Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-192) 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
Tragedy and the nation: Othello -- History and the nation: the second tetralogy -- Slave voices: Caliban and Ariel -- The scapegoat mechanism: Shylock and Caliban -- The self-representations of Othello -- King Lear and memory -- The past of Macbeth -- Messengers of death: the figure of the hit man -- 'noseless, handless, hack'd and chipp'd: broken human bodies
Control code
52455304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780802087782
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004381622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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