From Illusion To Reality In Shakespeare

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Illusion And Reality

Author : Hammond Museum (North Salem, N.Y.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128611931
Genre : Theater
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Author : Anthony B. Dawson
ISBN : 9781442638099
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The precise relation between the spectator and the work of art was a matter of great interest to late Renaissance and baroque artists, playwrights as well as painters. In Shakespeare's plays the relation between audience and stage life is crucial. The plays constantly remind the audience of the complex fictiveness of their experience yet they also project a reality specifically through illusion. Indirections is a study of twelve plays in which Shakespeare sets up situations and relationships between the characters analogous to the relationship established between audience and play. This book examines the varied uses of illusion, deceit, disguise, and manipulation in the plays, both comedies and tragedies, and traces Shakespeare's use of illusion through his career — from the buoyant optimism of the great comedies and the ambiguity of the middle years to the new richness and power in the romances. Dawson suggests that the way characters respond to illusory situations sets up a model for the way audiences are meant to respond to the play themselves. Such action at least initially establishes a basis for the movement of characters from self-delusion to self-knowledge. This process of self-realization enables the characters to distinguish truth from appearance, love from infatuation; and significantly, it is a direct result of involvement with illusion and role-playing. It is as if the characters must arrive, within the movement of the plot, at an understanding of, and response to, the nature of drama itself parallel to the audience's experience of the play as a whole. This subtle interplay between audience and characters, where each in a sense represents the other, depends for its life on the physical and psychic distances created by the theatre.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cliffsnotes On Shakespeare S The Winter S Tale

Author : Evelyn McLellan
ISBN : 9780544184596
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What happens when a king is dominated by jealousy? After ruining the lives of those close to him, he finally learns about life and is offered a second chance. A subplot of lovers torn by class differences ends with a measure of happiness, and the final scene of the drama is upbeat.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Contemporary Critical Approaches

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0838723764
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The study and criticism of Shakespeare has always been of major interest in the literary world but never more than in the last ten years. The essays in this volume explore Shakespeare's art that is complementary to the experience of his plays. The feelings of the essays create a sensitive atmosphere for creative study.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Brecht And The Intercultural Sign

Author : Antony Tatlow
ISBN : 0822327635
Genre : Literary Criticism
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DIVExamines Asian staging of Western canonical theater, particularly Shakespeare’s plays, arguing that intercultural performance questions the settled assumptions we bring to our interpretations of familiar texts./div
Category: Literary Criticism

The Sense Of Structure

Author : George D. Gopen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131868429
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This composition guide for students teaches writing from the perspective of readers. Rather than laying out grammatical rules, the text focuses on how readers make decisions concerning what a given sentence or paragraph means. This approach is intended to help students realize what they already intu.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Companion To Shakespeare S Works Volume I

Author : Richard Dutton
ISBN : 9780470997277
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare’s tragedies contains original essays on every tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus as well as thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Shakespeare’s tragedies on film, Shakespeare’s tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Greenwood Companion To Shakespeare The Comedies

Author : Joseph Rosenblum
ISBN : 0313327815
Genre : Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Among the most enjoyed and performed plays in the world, Shakespeare's comedies capture the spirit of his age and offer students a wealth of information about his era.
Category: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Commentary And Control In Shakespeare S Plays

Author : Peter Bilton
ISBN : UOM:39015012954536
Genre : Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and Interpretation
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Shakespeare S Early Comedies

Author : Gunnar Sorelius
ISBN : UCAL:B3917287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shakespeare And This Imperfect World

Author : Giulio Marra
ISBN : UOM:39015040551304
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study on Shakespearean theatre attempts to correlate the cognitive impulse animating the character with the ensuing dramatic form. A Shakespearean character determines the play's structure through the intrinsic need to resolve the problem he is brought up against. He does this by utilizing theatrical means, metadramatic elements, which themselves become an integral part of the concept of theatre. Any external moral framework constricting the character within traditional dramatic forms appears, therefore, to impose perspectival limits on the text. Rather, "The Tempest" provides the reader with intrinsic and general guidelines through the skepticism of Prospero. Through concepts of -wonder- and -limitation- he defines the boundaries of action thus determining the idea of self-knowledge. General aesthetic and philosophical problems are embedded within the texture of the play's structure."
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