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Free Will: Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage

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Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare's stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare's plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist's cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this 'bending author' identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare's career ...

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Free Will: Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage
2014, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719091797

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Free Will: Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage
2014, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719091780

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