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The Resource War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Simon Barker

War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Simon Barker

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War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Title
War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Simon Barker
Title variation
War and nation in the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This original study explores a vital aspect of early modern cultural history: the way that warfare is represented in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The book contrasts the Tudor and Stuart prose that called for the establishment of a standing army in the name of nation, discipline and subjectivity, and the drama of the period that invited critique of this imperative. Barker examines contemporary dramatic texts both for their radical position on war and, in the case of the later drama, for their subversive commentary on an emerging idealisation of Shakespeare and his work. The book argues that the early modern period saw the establishment of political, social and theological attitudes to war that were to become accepted as natural in succeeding centuries. Barker's reading of the drama of the period reveals the discontinuities in this project as a way of commenting on the use of the past within modern warfare. The book is also a survey and analysis of literary theory over the last twenty-five years in relation to the issue of early modern war - and develops an argument about the study of literature and war in general. Key Features Interdisciplinary approach addressing the early-modern period as one of particular importance in the history of warfare Examines the way that the period helped shape modern attitudes to war Sets Shakespeare in the context of those dramatists who preceded him, as well as his contemporaries and successors Surveys the work of the past and considers the future of criticism in relation to warfare
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker, Simon
Dewey number
822.309358
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR3069.W37
LC item number
B37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • War in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Military art and science in literature
  • English drama
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • DRAMA
  • DRAMA
  • English drama
  • Military art and science in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • War in literature
  • Drama
  • Krieg
Label
War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Simon Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Part I Introductory Worlds; 1 'KEEP IT DARK'; 2 IN THEATRE; Part II Commitment; 3 GOOD FRIDAY, 1513; 4 'THE DOUBLE-ARMED MAN'; Part III Shakespeare and the Wars; 5 'WE BAND OF BROTHERS'; 6 THE EXIT STRATEGY; Part IV Refusal; 7 GENTLER CRAFTS; 8 BEYOND HISTORY; 9 THE ABANDONED SOLDIER; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING; INDEX
Control code
606251999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 239 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk23pr
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606251999
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
War and nation in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Simon Barker
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Part I Introductory Worlds; 1 'KEEP IT DARK'; 2 IN THEATRE; Part II Commitment; 3 GOOD FRIDAY, 1513; 4 'THE DOUBLE-ARMED MAN'; Part III Shakespeare and the Wars; 5 'WE BAND OF BROTHERS'; 6 THE EXIT STRATEGY; Part IV Refusal; 7 GENTLER CRAFTS; 8 BEYOND HISTORY; 9 THE ABANDONED SOLDIER; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING; INDEX
Control code
606251999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 239 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk23pr
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606251999
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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