Shame in Shakespeare (Accents on Shakespeare)

Shame in Shakespeare (Accents on Shakespeare)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 274 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415258272
  • DDC分類 822.33


Explores Hamlet, Othello and King Lear in detail, also examining Roman shame in Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus.

Full Description

One of the most intense and painful of our human passions, shame is typically seen in contemporary culture as a disability or a disease to be cured. Shakespeare's ultimately positive portrayal of the emotion challenges this view. Drawing on philosophers and theorists of shame, Shame in Shakespeare analyses the shame and humiliation suffered by the tragic hero, providing not only a new approach to Shakespeare but a committed and provocative argument for reclaiming shame.The volume provides:* an account of previous traditions of shame and of the Renaissance context* a thematic map of the rich manifestations of both masculine and feminine shame in Shakespeare* detailed readings of Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear* an analysis of the limitations of Roman shame in Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus* a polemical discussion of the fortunes of shame in modern literature after Shakespeare.The book presents a Shakespearean vision of shame as the way to the world outside the self. It establishes the continued vitality and relevance of Shakespeare and offers a fresh and exciting way of seeing his tragedies.

Table of Contents

General editor's Preface                           ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction 1 (23)
Shame before Shakespeare 24 (17)
Shame in the Renaissance 41 (33)
Shame in Shakespeare 74 (35)
Hamlet 109(27)
Othello 136(37)
King Lear 173(35)
Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus 208(16)
Conclusion 224(23)
Notes 247(8)
References 255(10)
Index 265