Charismatic Authority in Early Modern English Tragedy

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Charismatic groups form around a leader who displays extraordinary abilities in times of social distress and who is often thought to have supernatural or magical powers. Raphael Falco demonstrates that English tragedies are full of such figures, including Marlowe's Tamburlaine; Shakespeare's Richard II, Hamlet, and Othello; Milton's Samson; and the various dramatic representations of Cleopatra. Most charisma is at first revolutionary, challenging traditional or bureaucratic forms of authority. But sooner or later groups ...

Charismatic Authority in Early Modern English Tragedy 2000, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801862809

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