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Shakespeare's Individualism, Hardback Book

Shakespeare's Individualism Hardback

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Providing a provocative and original perspective on Shakespeare, Peter Holbrook argues that Shakespeare is an author friendly to such essentially modern and unruly notions as individuality, freedom, self-realization and authenticity.

These expressive values vivify Shakespeare's own writing; they also form a continuous, and a central, part of the Shakespearean tradition.

Engaging with the theme of the individual will in specific plays and poems, and examining a range of libertarian-minded scholarly and literary responses to Shakespeare over time, Shakespeare's Individualism advances the proposition that one of the key reasons for reading Shakespeare today is his commitment to individual liberty - even as we recognize that freedom is not just an indispensable ideal but also, potentially, a dangerous one.

Engagingly written and jargon free, this book demonstrates that Shakespeare has important things to say about fundamental issues of human existence.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shakespeare studies & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780521760676

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