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The Resource Shakespeare's Roman trilogy : the twilight of the ancient world, Paul A. Cantor

Shakespeare's Roman trilogy : the twilight of the ancient world, Paul A. Cantor

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Shakespeare's Roman trilogy : the twilight of the ancient world
Title
Shakespeare's Roman trilogy
Title remainder
the twilight of the ancient world
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Paul A. Cantor
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eng
Summary
Paul A. Cantor first probed Shakespeare's Roman plays - 'Coriolanus', 'Julius Caesar', and 'Antony and Cleopatra' - in his landmark 'Shakespeare's Rome' (1976). With 'Shakespeare's Roman Trilogy', he now argues that these plays form an integrated trilogy that portrays the tragedy not simply of their protagonists but of an entire political community. Cantor analyzes the way Shakespeare chronicles the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and the emergence of the Roman Empire. The transformation of the ancient city into a cosmopolitan empire marks the end of the era of civic virtue in antiquity, but it also opens up new spiritual possibilities that Shakespeare correlates with the rise of Christianity and thus the first stirrings of the medieval and the modern worlds. More broadly, Cantor places Shakespeare's plays in a long tradition of philosophical speculation about Rome, with special emphasis on Machiavelli and Nietzsche, two thinkers who provide important clues on how to read Shakespeare's works. In a pathbreaking chapter, he undertakes the first systematic comparison of Shakespeare and Nietzsche on Rome, exploring their central point of contention: Did Christianity corrupt the Roman Empire or was the corruption of the Empire the precondition of the rise of Christianity? Bringing Shakespeare into dialogue with other major thinkers about Rome, 'Shakespeare's Roman Trilogy' reveals the true profundity of the Roman Plays
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ICU/DLC
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Shakespeare's Roman trilogy : the twilight of the ancient world, Paul A. Cantor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Shakespeare's Rome revisited -- Shakespeare, Nietzsche, and the revaluation of Roman values -- Shakespeare's tragic city: the rise and fall of the Roman republic -- "The Roman Caesar with Christ's soul": Shakespeare and Nietzsche on Rome and Christianity -- Further explorations of Shakespeare's Rome -- Beasts and gods: titanic heroes and the tragedy of Rome -- Shakespeare's parallel lives: Plutarch and the Roman plays -- Shakespeare and the Mediterranean: the centrality of the classical tradition in the Renaissance -- Antony and Cleopatra: empire, globalization, and the clash of civilizations
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sky2ocm84122850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages;
Isbn
9780226462516
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016049357
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Shakespeare's Roman trilogy : the twilight of the ancient world, Paul A. Cantor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shakespeare's Rome revisited -- Shakespeare, Nietzsche, and the revaluation of Roman values -- Shakespeare's tragic city: the rise and fall of the Roman republic -- "The Roman Caesar with Christ's soul": Shakespeare and Nietzsche on Rome and Christianity -- Further explorations of Shakespeare's Rome -- Beasts and gods: titanic heroes and the tragedy of Rome -- Shakespeare's parallel lives: Plutarch and the Roman plays -- Shakespeare and the Mediterranean: the centrality of the classical tradition in the Renaissance -- Antony and Cleopatra: empire, globalization, and the clash of civilizations
Control code
sky2ocm84122850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages;
Isbn
9780226462516
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016049357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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