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The Resource Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt

Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt

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Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics
Title
Tyrant
Title remainder
Shakespeare on politics
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules--these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues--and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them-and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today
Cataloging source
RECBC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR3017
LC item number
G744 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
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not applicable
Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt
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  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032601509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501997402
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05224
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032601509
  • (OCoLC)1032601509
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032601509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501997402
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05224
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032601509
  • (OCoLC)1032601509
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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