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No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Andreas Höfele

Abstract

No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the ‘Bonn Republic’ of the Cold War era. In this sustained study, Andreas Höfele begins with Friedrich Nietzsche and follows the rightist engagement with Shakespeare to the poet Stefan George and his circle, including Ernst Kantorowicz, and the literary efforts of the young Joseph Goebbels during the Weimar Republic, continuing with the Shakespeare debate in the Third Reich and its aftermath in the controversy over ‘inner ... More

Keywords: William Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Germany, German intellectual history, political philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Schmitt, Stefan George, Ernst Kantorowicz, Joseph Goebbels, Heiner Müller

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Höfele, author
University of Munich