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When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals).

By: Council, Norman.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (166 p.).ISBN: 9781317672951.Subject(s): Didactic drama, English -- History and criticism | Honor in literature | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- EthicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals)DDC classification: 822.3/3 | 822.33 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; 1 Ideas of Honour in Shakespeare's England; 2 I Henry IV: the Mirror up to Honour; 3 Julius Caesar: the Honourable Brutus; 4 Troilus and Cressida: Mad Idolatry; 5 Hamlet: the Motives of Tragedy; 6 Othello: an Honourable Murderer; 7 King Lear: the Wages of Virtue; Index
Summary: Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare's audiences. In When Honour's at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare's major plays. The validity of the most widely approved code of honour was being challenged on a variety of fronts, yet both personal standards of behaviour and public affairs were habitually understood in terms of honour. A series of tragedies are given their basic form by dramatizing the pernicious effects of
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; 1 Ideas of Honour in Shakespeare's England; 2 I Henry IV: the Mirror up to Honour; 3 Julius Caesar: the Honourable Brutus; 4 Troilus and Cressida: Mad Idolatry; 5 Hamlet: the Motives of Tragedy; 6 Othello: an Honourable Murderer; 7 King Lear: the Wages of Virtue; Index

Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare's audiences. In When Honour's at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare's major plays. The validity of the most widely approved code of honour was being challenged on a variety of fronts, yet both personal standards of behaviour and public affairs were habitually understood in terms of honour. A series of tragedies are given their basic form by dramatizing the pernicious effects of

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