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The Resource Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere, Jeffrey S. Doty, (electronic resource)

Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere, Jeffrey S. Doty, (electronic resource)

Label
Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere
Title
Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Doty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In late Elizabethan England, political appeals to the people were considered dangerously democratic, even seditious: the commons were supposed to have neither political voice nor will. Yet such appeals happened so often that the regime coined the word 'popularity' to condemn the pursuit of popular favour. Jeffrey S. Doty argues that in plays from Richard II to Coriolanus, Shakespeare made the tactics of popularity - and the wider public they addressed - vital aspects of politics. Shakespeare figured the public not as an extension of the royal court, but rather as a separate entity that, like the Globe's spectators who surrounded the fictional princes on its thrust stage, subjected their rulers to relentless scrutiny. For ordinary playgoers, Shakespeare's plays offered good practice for understanding the means and ends of popularity - and they continue to provide insight to the public relations strategies that have come to define modern political culture"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doty, Jeffrey S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Public opinion in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Politics in literature
Label
Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere, Jeffrey S. Doty, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-206) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Richard II and the early modern public sphere; 3. Henry IV, the theater, and the popular appetite; 4. Political interpretation in Julius Caesar; 5. Measure for Measure and the problem of popularity; 6. Coriolanus the popular man; Conclusion
Control code
ssj0001748074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107163379
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016026913
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001748074
Label
Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere, Jeffrey S. Doty, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-206) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Richard II and the early modern public sphere; 3. Henry IV, the theater, and the popular appetite; 4. Political interpretation in Julius Caesar; 5. Measure for Measure and the problem of popularity; 6. Coriolanus the popular man; Conclusion
Control code
ssj0001748074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107163379
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016026913
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001748074

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