Cressida, Isabella & Helena: Three Problematic Heroines

August 7, 2015 David Hurley 0

Shakespeare, Machiavellian Prudence and Integrity by David Hurley A Presentation for the Shakespeare & Modern Authors Society 県立広島大学 September 2015   My paper will look at how prudential considerations place pressure upon the apparent integrity of various characters and the responsive strategies which those characters – and Shakespeare in his representation [Read more…]

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Machiavelli And His Influence On Shakespeare

August 17, 2010 David Hurley 2

This post is based on a lecture given by David Hurley to Sekkai O Miru Kai, Hiroshima, 2009. Who Was Machiavelli? Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Renaissance Florence on 3rd May 1469. The Renaissance was a time of renewed classical learning, of discovered continents and rediscovered manuscripts, progress in the [Read more…]