Tyranny and Usurpation

The New Prince and Lawmaking Violence in Early Modern Drama

This book investigates the political, legal, historical circumstances under which the ‘tyrant’ of early Tudor drama becomes conflated with the ‘usurper-tyrant’ of the commercial theatres of London, and how the usurpation plot emerges as one of the central preoccupations of early modern drama. Les mer
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This book investigates the political, legal, historical circumstances under which the ‘tyrant’ of early Tudor drama becomes conflated with the ‘usurper-tyrant’ of the commercial theatres of London, and how the usurpation plot emerges as one of the central preoccupations of early modern drama.
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Forlag: Liverpool University Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 240
ISBN: 9781800854680
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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«Reviews'Original scholarship of significant value to the academic study of the intersections between drama and politics in the early modern period; its strengths lie in its wide coverage of dramatic texts, from political moralities to Senecan tragedies, and from university dramas to histories of the commercial stage; its combination of these dramatic texts with the analysis of a variety of political materials; and its dual focus on the historical and political contexts of both England and Scotland.'
Dr Clare Egan, Lancaster University»

«'[A] perceptive study... [Majumder] examines a span of English and Scottish works, from John Skelton’s Magnificence, through David Lindsay’s Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis and George Buchanan’s literary and polemical work, to the Richard III plays of the late 1500s, identifying a crucial shift in the ways in which tyranny and its relationship to usurpation were represented.'
Lucy Munro, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
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Doyeeta Majumder [provides] a refreshing approach to what has become one of the most discussed topics in Shakespearean studies—that of the expression and negotiation of authority on the stage. [...] It is the final chapter that offers a truly original approach to the issues of tyranny and usurpation in its consideration of three versions of Richard III. [...] Majumder’s analysis takes into consideration the particular audiences and literary conceits employed in each play and offers nuanced and intelligent readings that expose the constant contestation and fluidity of supreme authority.'
Ben Haworth, The Year's Work in English Studies »

Doyeeta Majumder is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Jadavpur University. 'Rajpurush', her translation of Niccolo Machiavelli’s 'Il principe' from the original Italian, was published by Jadavpur University Press in 2012.