Spirit, Soul, and City: Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’

Social science

Jan Blits

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 254 pages

File size: 445 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary warrior, Coriolanus, the play brings to light not only the hidden working of Rome’s mixed regime but the inherent tragic tensions in the soul’s spirited tendency to strive to go beyond itself in order to be true to itself.