Shakespeare and Violence
Shakespeare's last plays present a world in which human violence appears analogous to violence in the natural world, and both kinds of violence are shown as aspects of a world subject to chance and accident. This book is the first to examine the development of Shakespeare's representations of violence and to explain their importance in shaping his career as a dramatist."--BOOK JACKET.
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Introduction Exterminate all the brutes
Shakespeares culture of violence
Shakespeare and the display of violence
Plays and movies Richard III and Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare on war King John to Henry V
Violence Renaissance tragedy and Hamlet
Abel Achilles action acts of violence anger Antony appears audience Bastard battle Baz Luhrmann become blood Brutus Cain Caliban Capulet Cassio characters Christian civil claims classical Claudius Cleopatra concern Coriolanus costumes culture death deed display dramatic dramatist enemies English epic Falstaff father fight figure film French Ghost Gloucester God's Hamlet Hector Henry VI Henry VI plays Henry's heroes heroic honour Hotspur Iago idea Julius Caesar killing King Lear Leontes London Macbeth Marlowe Martius masque Montague moral murder nobles Octavius onstage opening scene Othello Oxford peace Pericles political Polonius Prince problem of violence Prospero punishment quarrel Quarto Queen Regan relation Renaissance Revenge Tragedy Richard Richard III Roman Rome Romeo and Juliet Royal Shakespeare Theatre seems seen sense Shakespeare's plays society soldier soliloquy speech stabs stage story sword Talbot Tamburlaine Tempest thou Titus Andronicus torture Troilus and Cressida Trojan Troy virtue warrior York