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Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics (Paperback)

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September 2019 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection

— From Shakespeare Festival Reads


Examining the psyche--and psychoses--of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare's work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393356977
ISBN-10: 0393356973
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English