Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and Civic Life: The Boundaries of Civic Space

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This volume introduces 'civic Shakespeare' as a new and complex category entailing the dynamic relation between the individual and the community on issues of authority, liberty, and cultural production. It investigates civic Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet as a case study for an interrogation of the limits and possibilities of theatre and the idea of the civic. The play's focus on civil strife, political challenge, and the rise of a new conception of the individual within society makes it an ideal site to examine how ...

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and Civic Life: The Boundaries of Civic Space 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138839984

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