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Author Majumder, Doyeeta, author

Title Tyranny and usurpation : the new prince and lawmaking violence in early modern drama / Doyeeta Majumder
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019
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Series English Association monographs ; 5
English Association studies ; 5
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on spellings; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The kingly vice: the tyrant in early Tudor drama; 2. Sovereignty, counsel, and consent in Scotland: Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis; 3. Artful construction of the political realm: Buchanan and the legitimacy of resistance; 4. Gorboduc: absolutist decision and the two bodies of the king; 5. Tyranny added to usurpation: Richardus Tertius, The True Tragedy, and Richard III; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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
Notes Note on Spellings and Abbreviations Introduction Chapter One: The Kingly Vice: The Tyrant in Early Tudor Drama Chapter Two: Sovereignty, Counsel, and Consent in Scotland: Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis Chapter Three: Artful Construction of the Political Realm: Buchanan and the Legitimacy of Resistance Chapter Four: Gorboduc: Absolutist Decision and the Two Bodies of the King Chapter Five: Tyranny Added to Usurpation: Richardus Tertius, The True Tragedy, and Richard III Epilogue Bibliography Index
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Subject Despotism in literature.
Dictators in literature.
Dictatorship in literature.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786949628
9781786949622 (electronic bk.)
(hbk.)