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Shakespeare's Philosophy: Discovering the Meaning Behind the Plays

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Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 9780060856168
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Page Count: 230
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Size: 9.00" l x 5.40" w x 0.90"
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Shakespeare's plays are usually studied by literary scholars and historians and the books about him from those perspectives are legion. It is most unusual for a trained philosopher to give us his insight, as Colin McGinn does here, into six of Shakespeare's greatest plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest. In his brilliant commentary, McGinn explores Shakespeare's philosophy of life and illustrates how he was influenced, for example, by the essays of Montaigne that were translated into English while Shakespeare was writing. In addition to chapters on the great plays, there are also essays on Shakespeare and gender and his plays from the aspects of psychology, ethics, and tragedy.

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