Authority and Desire: Crises of Interpretation in Shakespeare and Racine

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"Authority and Desire" focuses on the complexity of political discourse in a selection of Shakespeare's Jacobean dramas and Racine's tragedies. Particular attention is paid to the relations dramatised between the transforming communities of the governing and the governed in these plays. This wide-ranging study reveals how the formulation of such relations is profoundly involved with the cultural theorising of authority (linked to the legitimising forces of caste, kinship, gender expectation, sanctification and so on), and ...

Authority and Desire: Crises of Interpretation in Shakespeare and Racine 1996, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820428789

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