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Shakespeare's freedom, Stephen Greenblatt

Label
Shakespeare's freedom
Title
Shakespeare's freedom
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes, of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the gentle over the baseborn. The author shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them. Again and again, Shakespeare confounds the designs and pretensions of kings, generals, and churchmen. His aversion to absolutes even leads him to probe the exalted and seemingly limitless passions of his lovers. The author explores this rich theme by addressing four of Shakespeare's preoccupations across all the genres in which he worked. He first considers the idea of beauty in Shakespeare's works, specifically his challenge to the cult of featureless perfection and his interest in distinguishing marks. He then turns to Shakespeare's interest in murderous hatred, most famously embodied in Shylock but seen also in the character Bernardine in Measure for Measure. Next the author considers the idea of Shakespearean authority, that is, Shakespeare's deep sense of the ethical ambiguity of power, including his own. Ultimately, the auhor takes up Shakespearean autonomy, in particular the freedom of artists, guided by distinctive forms of perception, to live by their own laws and to claim that their creations are singularly unconstrained
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenblatt, Stephen
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2976
LC item number
.G738 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Rice University Campbell lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Authority
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Freedom of expression
Label
Shakespeare's freedom, Stephen Greenblatt
Instantiates
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
Absolute limits -- Shakespearean beauty marks -- The limits of hatred -- Shakespeare and the ethics of authority -- Shakespearean autonomy
Control code
ocm587209553
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 144 pages illustrations (some color)
Isbn
9780226306667
Lccn
2010018917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)587209553
  • (Sirsi) a1066222
Label
Shakespeare's freedom, Stephen Greenblatt
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
Absolute limits -- Shakespearean beauty marks -- The limits of hatred -- Shakespeare and the ethics of authority -- Shakespearean autonomy
Control code
ocm587209553
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 144 pages illustrations (some color)
Isbn
9780226306667
Lccn
2010018917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)587209553
  • (Sirsi) a1066222

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