Hamlet's moment : drama and political knowledge in early modern England / András Kiséry.Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016Description: viii, 324 pISBN: 9780198746201Subject(s): English drama | Politics in literature | Politicians in literatureDDC classification: 822.309 358 1 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index.
Introduction : Hamlet's moment -- I. Hamlet and the profession of politics. 'The wiser sort' : the distinction of politics and Gabriel Harvey's Machiavellian Hamlet ; Some travellers return : diplomatic writing, political careers, and the world of Hamlet ; 'I lack advancement' : political agents and political servants in Hamlet's moment -- II. Political knowledge and the public stage in Hamlet's moment. 'Vile and vulgar admirations' : Chapman and the public of political news ; 'The most matter with best conceyt' : the publics of Tacitean observation and the margins of politics in Jonson's Sejanus ; 'For discourse's sake merely' : political conversation on the stage and off.