publication . Article . 2017

Spatial Politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Elham Kazemi; Mohsen Hanif;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: issn: 0101-4846, eissn: 2175-8026, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Abstract
This article examines the notion of spatial politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The two courtiers enter the politically convulsive world of Hamlet, where no legitimate power structure takes hold of the state. Their regularized political rationality ceases to apply to the world; reality violates the empirical knowledge — emplacements, geographical and spiritual directions, and generally identity — of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The previously defined functions of places, or heterotopias (in Foucauldian terms), are in a state of abeyance. Therefore, they are lost in the midst of the unknown sets of spatial relations; any sorts of in...
Subjects
free text keywords: spatial politics, English Literature, Literatura Inglesa; Pós-modernismo, Tom Stoppard; Rosencrantz e Guildenstern Estão Mortos; Política Espacial; Heterotopias; Em Um Lugar Sem Lugar, Tom Stoppard; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Spatial Politics; Power Structure; Identity; Heterotopias, Tom Stoppard, Literatura Inglesa, PR1-9680, P, English Literature; Postmodernism, power structure, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, identity, heterotopias, Language and Literature
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publication . Article . 2017

Spatial Politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Elham Kazemi; Mohsen Hanif;