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Author Wells, Robin Headlam.
Title Shakespeare's politics : a contextual introduction / Robin Headlam Wells.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2009]

Author Wells, Robin Headlam.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- 16th century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- 17th century.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Politics in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index.
Contents Critical introduction -- Civilization and the debate on human nature -- Gender -- Forms of government -- The just ruler -- Rebellion -- Providence and history -- Natural law -- Postscript : Shakespeare's politics and modern criticism.
Summary Shakespeare's Politics is an invaluable introduction to the political world of Shakespeare's plays. It includes passages from the plays together with extracts from contemporary historical and political documents. The clear, jargon-free narrative introduces and explains the extracts and provides an overview of the key political issues that were debated in late Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The introduction outlines the historical context in which Shakespeare wrote and explains the intellectual principles that informed early modern thinking about politics. By reading Shakespeare alongsid.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826463142 (electronic bk.)
0826463142 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 676696324
Additional Format Print version: Wells, Robin Headlam. Shakespeare's politics. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009 9780826493057 (DLC) 2008027700 (OCoLC)148850110

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