Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War

Authors: Thomas, A.

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Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War is the first book to read Shakespeare's drama through the lens of Cold War politics. The book uses the Cold War experience of dissenting artists in theatre and film to highlight the coded religio-political subtexts in Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Winter's Tale.

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"Thomas has written a lively, intelligent, and interesting study of the politics of Shakespearean drama and its relationship to the literature and theater of Cold-War (and post-Cold-War) Europe. He examines Shakespeare's deliberate employment of religio-political codes that call attention to the persecution of English Catholics, the repressive practices of the English government and the socially disruptive effects of religious antagonisms. In analyzing Russian film versions of Hamlet and King Lear as indirect criticisms of the Soviet system, the Czech-English playwright Tom Stoppard's Cahoot's Macbeth in the context of post-1968 Czech political resistance, and Ingeborg Bachmann's poem 'Bohemia Lies on the Sea,' Thomas highlights the political potential of Shakespearean drama that can be translated into powerful political protest and analysis in changed (modern) circumstances." - Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Thomas, Alfred

    Pages 1-25

  • Culture and Dissent in Shakespeare’s England and Cold War Europe

    Thomas, Alfred

    Pages 26-57

  • ‘The Heart of My Mystery”: The Hidden Language of Dissent in Shakespeare’s

    Thomas, Alfred

    Pages 58-96

  • “A Dog’s Obeyed in Office”: Subverting Authority in Shakespeare’s

    Thomas, Alfred

    Pages 97-140

  • “Faith, Here’s an Equivocator”: Language, Resistance, and the Limits of Authority in Shakespeare’s

    Thomas, Alfred

    Pages 141-186

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43894-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43895-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137438959
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43894-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 265
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