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The Resource Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies, Peter Lake

Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies, Peter Lake

Label
Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies
Title
Hamlet's choice
Title remainder
religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conspiracies and revolts simmered beneath the surface of Queen Elizabeth's reign. England was riven with tensions created by religious conflict and the prospect of dynastic crisis and regime change. In this rich, incisive account, Peter Lake reveals how in 'Titus Andronicus' and 'Hamlet' Shakespeare worked through a range of Tudor anxieties, including concerns about the nature of justice, resistance, and salvation. In both 'Hamlet' and 'Titus' the princes are faced with successions forged under questionable circumstances and they each have a choice: whether or not to resort to political violence. The unfolding action, Lake argues, is best understood in terms of contemporary debates about the legitimacy of resistance and the relation between religion and politics. Relating the plays to their broader political and polemical contexts, Lake sheds light on the nature of revenge, resistance, and religion in post-Reformation England
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lake, Peter,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Religion and politics
  • Great Britain
  • Revenge in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Revenge in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Religion and politics
  • Politics in literature
  • Politics and government
  • Great Britain
  • England
Label
Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies, Peter Lake
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
Part I. Titus Andronicus. Succession and confessional politics combined -- Tyranny delineated -- Beyond paganism and politics -- Part II. Hamlet. Hamlet with the confessional and succession politics left in -- The generic matrix: revenge tragedy, history play, murder pamphlet and conversion narrative -- The (providential) purposes of playing -- The politics of conscience -- Contemporary resonances -- Conclusion: Pagan/Catholic/Protestant/Christian
Control code
1121603924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300247817
Lccn
2020935711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603924
Label
Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies, Peter Lake
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
Part I. Titus Andronicus. Succession and confessional politics combined -- Tyranny delineated -- Beyond paganism and politics -- Part II. Hamlet. Hamlet with the confessional and succession politics left in -- The generic matrix: revenge tragedy, history play, murder pamphlet and conversion narrative -- The (providential) purposes of playing -- The politics of conscience -- Contemporary resonances -- Conclusion: Pagan/Catholic/Protestant/Christian
Control code
1121603924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300247817
Lccn
2020935711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603924

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