By J. Hart
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The writer argues that Renaissance humanism created a process of bigotry and eroded the perform of Christianity, and that Shakespeare tried to reveal and condemn that shift. The booklet examines six of his plays—Titus Andronicus, The service provider of Venice, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth—and explores how they satirized humanism’s grounding in Aristotle’s philosophy of slavery and supremacy.
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- Shakespeare's World of Words (Arden Shakespeare Library)
- Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection (New York Review Books Classics)
- The Death of the Actor: Shakespeare on Page and Stage
- Avant-Garde Hamlet: Text, Stage, Screen (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series on Shakespeare and the Stage)
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries by J. Hart