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The Resource Shakespeare the renaissance humanist : moral philosophy and his plays, Anthony Raspa

Shakespeare the renaissance humanist : moral philosophy and his plays, Anthony Raspa

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Shakespeare the renaissance humanist : moral philosophy and his plays
Title
Shakespeare the renaissance humanist
Title remainder
moral philosophy and his plays
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Raspa
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare the Renaissance Humanist is a study of the moral philosophy that underlay the 'street' humanism in the mind of Shakespeare's spectator when he went to see Hamlet or King Lear at the Globe. The work examines the currents of thought at the basis of this humanism to show how it functioned as a sort of everyday philosophy in the spectator's life and in the lives of Shakespeare's characters. Ideas inherited from the Ancient pagans and the medieval period were commingled daily as a matter of fact. The faculty of the reason in each person was a source of spiritual experience and speculation that were lived easily at one and the same time. As we see in the person of Hamlet, there was no contradiction between spiritual thought and speculation about the outside world. Pagan attitudes to immortality in the metaphysics of this humanism conjoined without conflict with Christian beliefs about the ultimate ends of life, and these attitudes and beliefs are found argued out in Titus Andronicus. The ideal of wisdom based on the tenets of this metaphysics was much spoken about in moral philosophy. In Shakespeare's day the ideal was referred to repeatedly in terms of the dictum "Know Thyself" that was carved over the entrance to the temple of Apollo in Ancient times, and the actions of Lear and his courtier Gloucester are spoken of from the beginning of their tragedy to is end in terms of their apprenticeship in wisdom. Through the humanism that lay behind it, moral philosophy found its expression freely in all aspects of Shakespeare's theatre"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raspa, Anthony
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3007
LC item number
.R37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Humanism in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Literature and morals
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Humanism in literature
  • Literature and morals
Label
Shakespeare the renaissance humanist : moral philosophy and his plays, Anthony Raspa
Instantiates
Publication
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
Shakespeare, the Critics, and Humanism -- Metaphysics as the Way Things Are: King John and Hamlet -- The Wisdom of King Lear -- Macbeth's Imagination as Fatal Flaw -- Beauty and Misfortune in Romeo and Juliet -- Of Animals and Men: The Tempest
Control code
917340624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781137581112
Lccn
2015026314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917340624
Label
Shakespeare the renaissance humanist : moral philosophy and his plays, Anthony Raspa
Publication
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
Shakespeare, the Critics, and Humanism -- Metaphysics as the Way Things Are: King John and Hamlet -- The Wisdom of King Lear -- Macbeth's Imagination as Fatal Flaw -- Beauty and Misfortune in Romeo and Juliet -- Of Animals and Men: The Tempest
Control code
917340624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781137581112
Lccn
2015026314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917340624

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