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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

 
 
 
 
Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet
Author: Hugh Grady
ISBN 13: 9780199257607
ISBN 10: 199257604
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2003-02-13
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
List Price: $165.00
 
 

The four plays of Shakespeare's Henriad and the slightly later Hamlet brilliantly explore interconnections between political power and interior subjectivity as productions of the newly emerging constellation we call modernity. Hugh Grady argues that for Shakespeare subjectivity was a critical, negative mode of resistance to power—not, as many recent critics have asserted, its abettor.