Shakespeare’s Extremes

Wild Man, Monster, Beast

  • Julián Jiménez Heffernan

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 192-234

About this book


Shakespeare's Extremes is a controversial intervention in current critical debates on the status of the human in Shakespeare's work. By focusing on three flagrant cases of human exorbitance - Edgar, Caliban and Julius Caesar - this book seeks to limn out the domain of the human proper in Shakespeare.


Shakespeare Marlowe wild man monster beast humanism animal question post-human Badiou Nietzsche Montaigne Cervantes irony heroism villain Julius Caesar The Tempest King Lear early modern drama William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Julián Jiménez Heffernan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CórdobaSpain

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