The Resource Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort

Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort

Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment
Title
Shakespeare's big men
Title remainder
tragedy and the problem of resentment
Statement of responsibility
Richard van Oort
Title variation
Big men
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare's Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies--Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus--through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans. Generative anthropology's theory of the origins of human society explains the social function of tragedy: to defer our resentment against the "big men" who dominate society by letting us first identify with the tragic protagonist and his resentment, then allowing us to repudiate the protagonist's resentful rage and achieve theatrical catharsis. Drawing on this hypothesis, Richard van Oort offers inspired readings of Shakespeare's plays and their representations of desire, resentment, guilt, and evil. His analysis revives the universal spirit in Shakespearean criticism, illustrating how the plays can serve as a way to understand the ethical dilemma of resentment and discover within ourselves the nature of the human experience."--
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Oort, Richard
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2992.M28
LC item number
V35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Men in literature
  • Resentment in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Guilt in literature
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Protagonists (Persons) in literature
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Guilt in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Men in literature
  • Protagonists (Persons) in literature
  • Resentment in literature
Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781442650077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922463044
  • (OCoLC)ocn922463044
Label
Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment, Richard van Oort
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781442650077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922463044
  • (OCoLC)ocn922463044

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