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The Resource Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare, Clare Asquith

Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare, Clare Asquith

Label
Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare
Title
Shadowplay
Title remainder
the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Clare Asquith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines possible hidden code terms and double meanings in Shakespeare's plays, which the author maintains was the playwright's way of registering his dissent to the political situation in Elizabethan England
  • "In sixteenth-century England many loyal subjects to the crown were asked to make a terrible choice: serve their monarch or their God. The schism between the Crown and the Catholic Church had widened from a theological dispute in the reign of Henry VIII to bitter political conflict under Elizabeth I. It was also the era of the greatest creative genius the world has ever known: William Shakespeare. How, then, was it possible that such a remarkable man born into such violently volatile times should apparently make no comment about the state of England in his work? He did. But it was hidden." "Clare Asquith traces the common code used covertly by dissident writers in the sixteenth century to discuss the tribulations of their time, and reveals that the acknowledged master of this forgotten art form was William Shakespeare. Constantly attacking and exposing a regime that he believed had seized illegal control of the country he loved, Shakespeare's work, seen from this new perspective, offers a revelatory insight into the politics and personalities of his era."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asquith, Clare
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3017
LC item number
.A75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Christianity and literature
  • Historical drama, English
  • Political plays, English
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Politics and literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare, Clare Asquith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-331) 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
  • 5.
  • Persecution, 1592-1594
  • 6.
  • Rage, 1594
  • 7.
  • Addressing the queen, 1595-1599
  • 8.
  • The Catholic resistance, 1599-1600
  • 9.
  • Appeal to the undecided, 1600
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Failure, 1601-1602
  • 11.
  • The king's man, 1603-1604
  • 12.
  • The powder keg, 1605-1606
  • 13.
  • The post-mortem, 1606-1608
  • 14.
  • The second hope, 1608-1616
  • The silence of John Nobody
  • 15.
  • Silenced, 1610-1611
  • 16.
  • 'The lost man', 1611 and after
  • App.
  • Sonnet 152
  • 2.
  • Secret voices
  • 3.
  • The protectors
  • 4.
  • Reconciliation, 1588-1592
Control code
57730798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781586483166
Lccn
2005043160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare, Clare Asquith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-331) 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
  • 5.
  • Persecution, 1592-1594
  • 6.
  • Rage, 1594
  • 7.
  • Addressing the queen, 1595-1599
  • 8.
  • The Catholic resistance, 1599-1600
  • 9.
  • Appeal to the undecided, 1600
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Failure, 1601-1602
  • 11.
  • The king's man, 1603-1604
  • 12.
  • The powder keg, 1605-1606
  • 13.
  • The post-mortem, 1606-1608
  • 14.
  • The second hope, 1608-1616
  • The silence of John Nobody
  • 15.
  • Silenced, 1610-1611
  • 16.
  • 'The lost man', 1611 and after
  • App.
  • Sonnet 152
  • 2.
  • Secret voices
  • 3.
  • The protectors
  • 4.
  • Reconciliation, 1588-1592
Control code
57730798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781586483166
Lccn
2005043160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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