Can Shakespeare support us with the query of ways to reside?

Re-Humanising Shakespeare argues that even if Shakespeare strikingly dramatizes different types of uncertainty and scepticism, together with scepticism approximately what it's to be human, his paintings can nonetheless function a wealthy resource of existential knowledge and assistance. Revised all through, this version comprises: a brand new advent which focuses extra cognizance on what's particular to literature's therapy of the human (as epitomised by means of Shakespeare); a bit drawing on new paintings on literary and dramatic genres as other ways of getting to human lifestyles; a revised bankruptcy at the background performs; and a interpreting of King Lear.

Blending thought and demanding assets with shut research of the performs, this e-book makes provocative interpreting for all these attracted to Shakespeare, ethics, man or woman and questions of literary value.

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Revised all through and incorporates a new part on style, in addition to dialogue of King Lear
Offers new methods of figuring out literature's precise remedy of the human
Shows via certain readings of the performs how Shakespeare either unsettles and reclaims rules approximately being human
Provides a transparent account of modernity which illuminates the connection among serious concept, scepticism and literary humanism
Includes shut readings of a couple of performs together with Hamlet, Othello, The service provider of Venice, As you're keen on It, The Winter's story, Coriolanus and Macbeth

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