Shakespeare and the Apocalypse

Shakespeare and the Apocalypse

Visions of Doom From Early Modern Tragedy to Popular Culture

eBook - 2012
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By connecting Shakespeares language to the stunning artwork that depicted the end of the world, this study provides not only provides a new reading of Shakespeare but illustrates how apocalyptic art continues to influence popular culture today. Drawing on extant examples of medieval imagery, Roger Christofides uses poststructuralist and psychoanalytic accounts of how language works to shed new light on our understanding of Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear. He then links Shakespeares dependence on his audience to appreciate the allusions made to the religious paintings to the present day.
Publisher: London : Continuum International Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781441183224
1441183221
9781441179944
1441179941
Characteristics: 1 online resource (241 pages)

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