Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium - Accents on Shakespeare (Hardback)
  • Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium - Accents on Shakespeare (Hardback)
zoom

Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium - Accents on Shakespeare (Hardback)

(author)
£88.99
Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 01/07/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Speaking to readers in a voice that is adventurous rather than authoritative, innovative rather than institutional and speculative rather than orthodox, Linda Charnes' provocative study of Shakespeare's legacy in contemporary American and British politics explores the following themes: * namesake princes and presidents * stolen thrones and elections * plutocrats and insurgents * campaign trails and war-mongering * waning monarchy and imperilled democracy * revengers, early modern and postmodern. Linked by focused readings of Hamlet and the Henriad, the essays follow Shakespeare's two most famous royal sons, the Princes Hamlet and Hal, as they haunt contemporary political psychology in the early years of a new millennium, and especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Between devolution in Britain and the new 'doctrine' of pre-emptive strike in the United States, our contemporary Hamlets and Hals epitomize a debate - as fraught now as in Shakespeare' day - about the cost of spin-doctoring legacies. In exploring how current political culture inherits Shakespeare, Hamlet's Heirs challenges scholarly assumptions about historical periodicity, modernity and the uses of Shakespeare in present day contexts.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138834880
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 317 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Changeling
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Doctor Faustus
Added to basket
Shakespeare's Restless World
Added to basket
Robinson Crusoe
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Return of the Native
Added to basket
Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Shakespeare Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
Doctor Faustus and Other Plays
Added to basket
Shakespeare and Co.
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.