Shakespeare, Dissent, and the Cold War

  • Alfred Thomas

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

About this book


Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War is the first book to read Shakespeare's drama through the lens of Cold War politics. The book uses the Cold War experience of dissenting artists in theatre and film to highlight the coded religio-political subtexts in Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Winter's Tale.


England Europe film Hamlet King Lear Macbeth theatre William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfred Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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