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Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

András Kiséry


Hamlet’s Moment reveals how plays written in the first decade of the seventeenth century were shaped by forms of professional political knowledge and the social promises such knowledge held. This argument presupposes that there was such a thing as a political profession, however loosely understood: that there was a career path associated with political employment that was assumed to be a means to social advancement, and that there was a recognizable body of knowledge and mode of thinking defining it. To illustrate this, the first half of the book focuses on Hamlet and its reflection on the con ... More

Keywords: Hamlet, public sphere, politics, early modern English drama, cultural capital, Jonson, Marston, Chapman, professions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Kiséry, author
Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, CUNY

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