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Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics / Stephen Greenblatt.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 822.33 GRE (Text) 840191002515933 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 822.33 Greenbla (Text) 31208912580778 non-fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 822.33 G829T (Text) 51735011869863 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 822.33 GREENBLATT (Text) 33946003362253 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 09/29/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780393635751
  • ISBN: 0393635759
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Oblique angles -- Party politics -- Fraudulent populism -- A matter of character -- Enablers -- Tyranny triumphant -- The instigator -- Madness in great ones -- Downfall and resurgence -- Resistible rise -- Coda.
Summary, etc.:
"As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution."-- Amazon.com.
"As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules--these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues--and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them--and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today."--Dust jacket.
Society in crisis fascinated William Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. In exploring the psyche and psychoses of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Greenblatt shows that this spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues-- and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them-- remains vitally relevant today. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Political and social views.
Dictators in literature.
Power (Social sciences) in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism.

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