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Shakespeare S Universal Wolf

Author : Hugh Grady
ISBN : 019813004X
Genre : Drama
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Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical and conservative as a critic of emerging forms of modernity. Hugh Grady argues that Shakespeare's social criticism in fact often parallels that of critics of modernity from our own Postmodernist era. Thus the broad analysis of modernity produced by Marx, Horkheimer and Adorno, Foucault, and others can serve to illuminate Shakespeare's own depiction of an emerging modernity - a depiction epitomized by the image in Troilus and Cressida of 'an universal wolf' of appetite, power, and will. The readings of Troilus and Cressida, Othello, King Lear, and As You Like It in Shakespeare's Universal Wolf demonstrate Shakespeare's keen interest in what twentieth-century theory has called 'reification' - a term which designates social systems created by human societies but which confront those societies as operating beyond human control, according to an autonomous 'systems' logic - in nascent mercantile capitalism, in power-oriented Machiavellian politics, and in the scientistic, value-free rationality which Horkheimer and Adorno call 'instrumental reason'.
Category: Drama
Shakespeare's Universal Wolf
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical and conservative as a critic of emerging forms of modernity. Hugh Grady argues that Shakespeare's social criticism in fact often parallels that of critics of modernity from our
The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice
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Pages: 352
Authors: David Ruiter
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Pages: 367
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Pages: 286
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