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Published: 31 August 2014

256 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748682416

Bookseller Code (06)

Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy

From Lear to Leviathan

Alex Schulman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Offers original interpretations of many of Shakespeare's plays from the vantage point of political theory
  • Challenges the reigning viewpoint among political theorists that Shakespeare affirms ancient concepts of political virtue
  • Extends discussion of Shakespeare's political beyond his Elizabethan/Jacobean context
  • Demonstrates the relevance of narrative and its various modes (comedy, tragedy, history, etc.) to our understanding of the human as a political animal