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Bernard Beatty, Tony Howe, and Charles Robinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235897

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315428

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‘I Have a Means of Freedom Still’: Aesthetic Dialectic in Sardancpalus

‘I Have a Means of Freedom Still’: Aesthetic Dialectic in Sardancpalus

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(p.117) ‘I Have a Means of Freedom Still’: Aesthetic Dialectic in Sardancpalus
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Liberty and Poetic Licence
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Jonathon Shears

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0010

This chapter examines the drama, Sardanapalus. It argues that the real freedom of Sardanapalus is less political than aesthetic. It explains what is meant by this, and why thinking in this way changes our understanding of the drama.

Keywords:   drama, Byron, aesthetic freedom, political autonomy

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