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Emma Smith

Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

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Inhoudsopgave:
List of figures and tables viii
Preface ix
Chapter 1 Character 1
Juliet`s balcony, Verona
1
Shakespeare`s realism?
3
Shakespeare`s `unreal` characters
4
Reading Shakespeare`s characters on the page
6
Embodying Shakespeare`s characters on stage
7
Doubling on the early modern stage
8
Writing for particular actors
11
Falstaff: character as individual or type?
12
Naming and individuality
12
Characters as individuals or as inter-relationships
14
Character: interior or exterior?
17
Character: where next?
19
Chapter 2 Performance 23
Measure for Measure: staging silence
23
`Going back to the text`: the challenge of performance
26
Performance interpretations: The Taming of the Shrew
27
Topical performance: the plays in different theatrical contexts
30
Citing performances
32
Using film
33
Using film comparatively: Macbeth
35
Hamlet `To be or not to be`
39
Adaptations: Shakespearean enough?
41
Performance: where next?
42
Chapter 3 Texts 46
Shakespeare`s hand
46
So what did Shakespeare write?
47
Stage to page
48
Quartos and Folio
49
Editing as interpretation
50
The job of the editor: the example of Richard II
53
Stage directions
57
Speech prefixes
60
The job of the editor: the example of King Lear
61
Texts: where next?
65
Chapter 4 Language 71
`In a double sense` (Macbeth 5.7.50)
71
Did anyone really talk like that?
72
Playing with language
77
Language of the play/language of the person
79
Prose and verse
81
Linguistic shifts: 1 Henry IV
82
Shakespeare`s verse
84
Linguistic variation: A Midsmnmff Night`s Dream
85
Language: where next?
87
Chapter 5 Structure 90
Finding the heart of the play
90
Shakespeare`s genres: dynamic, not static
93
Tragedy and comedy
94
Tragedy expanding the genre
95
Comedy expanding the genre
98
History: is this a fixed genre?
101
Structuring scenes: Much Ado About Nothing
103
Juxtaposing scenes, activating ironies: Henry V
104
Showing v. telling
106
Structure: where next?
107
Chapter 6 Sources 113
Antony and Cleopatra and Plutarch
113
Originality: was Shakespeare a plagiarist?
116
Shakespeare at work: the intentional fallacy?
118
The source bites back: Romeo and Juliet and The Winter`s Tale
120
The strong poet? King Lear
127
Sources: where next?
131
Chapter 7 History 134
Politic picklocks: interpreting topically
134
History plays: political Shakespeare?
136
History plays: Shakespeare as propagandist?
138
Hamlet as history play?
140
Jacobean patronage: King Lear and Macbeth
142
Historical specificity: gender roles
144
Race and Othello
148
History: where next?
153
Bibliography 157
Index 162
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Januari 2007
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230 x 153 x 12 mm
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