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The Rational Shakespeare

Peter Ramus, Edward de Vere, and the Question of Authorship

Authors: Wainwright, Michael

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  • Provides close textual analysis of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Draws on biographical and critical sources to chart Peter Ramus’s theories
  • Illustrates new evidence for the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship
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The Rational Shakespeare: Peter Ramus, Edward de Vere, and the Question of Authorship examines William Shakespeare’s rationality from a Ramist perspective, linking that examination to the leading intellectuals of late humanism, and extending those links to the life of Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford.  The application to Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets of a game-theoretic hermeneutic, an interpretive approach that Ramism suggests but ultimately evades, strengthens these connections in further supporting the Oxfordian answer to the question of Shakespearean authorship.

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Michael Wainwright is Associate Lecturer of English and Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. His previous monographs include Darwin and Faulkner’s Novels: Evolution and Southern Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Game Theory and Postwar American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rational Shakespeare
Book Subtitle
Peter Ramus, Edward de Vere, and the Question of Authorship
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Palgrave Macmillan, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95258-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95258-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95257-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07003-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 324
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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