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The Resource Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt, (sound recording Playaway)

Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt, (sound recording Playaway)

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Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics
Title
Tyrant
Title remainder
Shakespeare on politics
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
Title variation
Shakespeare on politics
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Language
eng
Summary
World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules--these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues--and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them-and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today
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technical information on music
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1943-
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Greenblatt, Stephen
Dewey number
822.3/3
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other
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Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
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1970-
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  • Ballerini, Edoardo
  • Recorded Books, Inc
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Politics and literature
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Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt, (sound recording Playaway)
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  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player
  • "HD Audio."
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unknown
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  • other
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  • rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (5 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781980018605
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other
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  • unmediated
  • audio
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  • rdamedia
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  • n
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digital, HD audio
Publisher number
524691
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sound
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other
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other
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other
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Label
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics, Stephen Greenblatt, (sound recording Playaway)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player
  • "HD Audio."
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other unmediated carrier
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • nz
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (5 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980018605
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
524691
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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