This book review discusses Judit Mudriczki’s monograph, Shakespeare’s Art of Poesy in King Lear. An Emblematic Mirror of Governance on the Jacobean Stage (Budapest, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020) in the light of Shakespeare studies. Mudriczki’s book analyses dramaturgical devices, rhetorical and political-philosophical concepts, appearing in Shakespeare’s King Lear and other 16th and 17th century texts of different status, from an early Tudor interlude, John Skelton’s Magnyfycence, to rhetorical and political treatises and emblems. The review emphasizes how the inspiring, but often insufficiently elaborated analyses in the monograph could have been made more precise and informative by considering achievements of recent scholarship in the field.
How to cite:
Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 143–149.
Cím/Title (ENG): Rulership in Early Modern England: Shakespeare’s King Lear in Context (Judit Mudriczki: Shakespeare’s Art of Poesy in King Lear. An Emblematic Mirror of Governance on the Jacobean Stage)
Keywords: Shakespeare studies, King Lear, George Puttenham, John Skelton, king’s two bodies