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Title: Types of time and Shakespeare : a study of Machiavelli, man's character and power-plays.
Author: Husain, Adrian A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3584 9870
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 1991
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The thesis is primarily concerned with character in history. It takes a new look at the topic of the 'old' and 'new' prince. I have carried out a detailed analysis of The. Discourses and The Prince in relation to The. Twelve Caesars by Suetonius, showing how Machiavelli produces a character who can function efficiently in history by avoiding definition or closure. This is followed by a discussion on Castiglione's The. Courtier. Here the focus is on sorezzatura which demonstrates the evanescence and volatility of the courtly persona. The final section deals in detail with The. Tempest, with reference also to Richard 11 and mgt. This explores the genre of these plays in relation to power and power play. The argument here seeks to show how Machiavellian paradigms far removed from those traditionally highlighted operate in Shakespeare. The effect is to produce a reading of The. Tempest which foregrounds the character of Antonio and offers a new perspective on Prospero's power.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Literature