Family dramas. Intimacy, power and systems in Shakespeare's tragedies.
By: DANIEL, Gwyn.New York : Routledge, 2019Description: xix, 294 p.ISBN: 9781138335776.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A family systems approach -- Interpretations of the tragedies -- "Oh cursed spite that ever i was born to set it right" : legacies and searches for alternative identities in Hamlet -- "Being weak, seem so" : power, status and identity loss in King Lear -- "And yet nature, erring from itself" : racism, gender and intimate violence in Othello -- "Wrenched with an unlineal hand" : the dynamics of violence in Macbeth -- "Let me have war, say I" : man as a fighting machine in coriolanus -- "The noblest-hateful love" : contradiction and irreverence in troilus and cressida -- "Let rome in tiber melt" : subverting Roman identity in Anthony and Cleopatra -- "Tis but thy name that is my enemy" : freedom and constraint in Romeo and Juliet -- Endings -- Appendix plot summaries -- Bibliography -- Index.