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Shakespeare, the king's playwright : theater in the Stuart court, 1603-1613 / Alvin Kernan.

  • Author

    Kernan, Alvin B.,

  • Date published

    1995

  • Publisher

    New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [1995].

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Stage history To 1625.

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Stage history England.

    Authors and patrons England History 17th century

    Theater England History 17th century

  • Accession number

    83427004

  • Class

    Reading Room - 83.1/KER

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xxiii, 230 p., [27] p. of plates ; 25 cm.

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Contents: Introduction : Shakespeare at the Stuart Court -- Art and theater in the service of the Leviathan state -- Blood revenge in Elsinore and in holyrood : Hamlet (Hampton Court, Christmas 1603) -- The king's prerogative and the law : Measure for measure (Whitehall, December 26, 1604) -- The politics of madness and demonism : Macbeth (Hampton Court, August 7, 1606) -- The true king : Lear (Whitehall, Christmas 1606) -- Sex and favor in the court : Antony and Cleopatra (Whitehall, Christmas 1607) -- The military and the court aristocracies : Coriolanus (Whitehall, Christmas 1608) -- The king and the poet : The tempest (Whitehall, Winter 1613) -- Shakespeare's sonnets and patronage art -- What the king saw, what the poet wrote -- Appendix A : Theatrical calendar of the King's Men at court, 1603-14 -- Appendix B : The Great Hall at Christ Church, Oxford, August 1605.