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The Resource Shakespeare and the resistance : the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny, Clare Asquith

Shakespeare and the resistance : the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny, Clare Asquith

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Shakespeare and the resistance : the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny
Title
Shakespeare and the resistance
Title remainder
the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny
Statement of responsibility
Clare Asquith
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant and provocative reinterpretation of Shakespeare's largely forgotten epic poems, and the political controversy they incited. As the year 1600 approached, unrest was stirring in post-Reformation England. The people pitted themselves against Queen Elizabeth, questioning the monarchy and exploring republicanism. Amidst this tension, William Shakespeare published a pair of epic poems dedicated to his patron, the Earl of Southampton, which would quickly become bestsellers: Venus of Adonis in 1593 and The Rape of Lucrece one year later. Although wildly popular during Shakespeare's lifetime, both works are rarely studied today. To modern readers, the epics are meandering, dense, and seemingly uneventful. But in her engaging new book, leading Shakespearean scholar Clare Asquith reveals the provocative political message that would have been obvious and compelling to Shakespeare's contemporaneous readers: Just as Lucrece had been degraded, England had been violated by a turbulent and tyrannical monarchy. Henry VIII and his successors had stolen the property and possessions of the English people and their religious institutions--making away with 25,000 square miles of land and countless priceless pieces of art, jewelry, books, and more. At the heart of this cultural upheaval, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece gave England's restless and disenfranchised populous exactly what it was looking for: an authoritative historical analysis that justified--and even urged--direct action against the Tudors. A fascinating narrative history rooted in original scholarship and groundbreaking interpretations, Shakespeare and the Resistance is the definitive account of Shakespeare's political poems and the dramatic reactions they incited"--
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Asquith, Clare
Dewey number
821/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3017
LC item number
.A76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Politics and literature
  • Political poetry, English
  • Shakespeare, William
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • Political and social views
  • Political poetry, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
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Shakespeare and the resistance : the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny, Clare Asquith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The prisoner -- Suicide or murder? -- A problem poem -- Rape -- The poetry war -- Lucrece: the act -- Lucrece: the aftermath -- The guardian -- Rallying the opposition: Venus and Adonis -- The destruction of the Earl of Essex
Control code
1005586205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781568588124
Lccn
2018019816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028446182
System control number
(OCoLC)1005586205
Label
Shakespeare and the resistance : the Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the poems that challenged Tudor tyranny, Clare Asquith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The prisoner -- Suicide or murder? -- A problem poem -- Rape -- The poetry war -- Lucrece: the act -- Lucrece: the aftermath -- The guardian -- Rallying the opposition: Venus and Adonis -- The destruction of the Earl of Essex
Control code
1005586205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781568588124
Lccn
2018019816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028446182
System control number
(OCoLC)1005586205

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