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Tragic conditions in Shakespeare : disinheriting the Globe, Paul A. Kottman

Label
Tragic conditions in Shakespeare : disinheriting the Globe
Title
Tragic conditions in Shakespeare
Title remainder
disinheriting the Globe
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Kottman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul A. Kottman offers a new and compelling understanding of tragedy as seen in four of Shakespeare's mature plays - As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest." "The author pushes beyond traditional ways of thinking about tragedy, framing his readings with simple questions that have been missing from scholarship of the past generation: Are we still moved by Shakespeare, and why? Kottman throws into question the inheritability of human relationships by showing how the bonds upon which we depend for meaning and worth can be dissolved." "According to Kottman, the lives of Shakespeare's protagonists are conditioned by social bonds - kinship ties, civic relations, economic dependencies, political allegiances - that unravel irreparably. This breakdown means they can neither inherit nor bequeath a livable or desirable form of sociality. Orlando and Rosalind inherit nothing "but growth itself" before becoming refugees in the Forest of Arden; Hamlet is disinherited not only by Claudius's election but by the sheer vacuity of the activities that remain open to him; Lear's disinheritance of Cordelia bequeaths a series of events that finally leave the social sphere itself forsaken of heirs and forbearers alike." "Firmly rooted in the philosophical tradition of reading Shakespeare, this work is the first sustained interpretation of Shakespearean tragedy since Stanley Cavell's work on skepticism and A. C. Bradley's century-old Shakespearean Tragedy."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kottman, Paul A.
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2983
LC item number
.K67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rethinking theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama (Tragedy)
Label
Tragic conditions in Shakespeare : disinheriting the Globe, Paul A. Kottman
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
Control code
301798165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780801893711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)301798165
Label
Tragic conditions in Shakespeare : disinheriting the Globe, Paul A. Kottman
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
Control code
301798165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780801893711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)301798165

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