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Shakespeare and violence

Shakespeare and Violence relates to current anxieties about the problem of violence, and shows how similar concerns are central in Shakespeare's plays. This 2002 book examines the development of Shakespeare's representations of violence and explains their importance in shaping his career as a dramatist.
Print Book, English, 2003
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003
XIII, 224 p. ill. 23 cm
9780521527439, 0521527430
List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction: 'Exterminate all the brutes'; 2. Shakespeare's culture of violence; 3. Shakespeare and the display of violence; 4. Plays and movies: Richard III and Romeo and Juliet; 5. Shakespeare on war: King John to Henry V; 6. Violence, Renaissance tragedy, and Hamlet; 7. The central tragedies and violence; 8. Roman violence and power games; 9. Violence and the late plays; 10. Afterword; Index.