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Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107172543
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by A. D. Cousins and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to provide students and scholars with a truly comprehensive guide to the early modern soliloquy.


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Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1316780422
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Download Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by A. D. Cousins and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encompassing nearly a century of drama, this is the first book to provide students and scholars with a truly comprehensive guide to the early modern soliloquy. Considering the antecedents of the form in Roman, late fifteenth and mid-sixteenth century drama, it analyses its diversity, its theatrical functions and its socio-political significances. Containing detailed case-studies of the plays of Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Ford, Middleton and Davenant, this collection will equip students in their own close-readings of texts, providing them with an indepth knowledge of the verbal and dramaturgical aspects of the form. Informed by rich theatrical and historical understanding, the essays reveal the larger connections between Shakespeare's use of the soliloquy and its deployment by his fellow dramatists.


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Self-Speaking in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230372899
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Self-Speaking in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by R. Hillman and published by Springer. This book was released on 1997-05-30 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book documents the changing representation of subjectivity in Medieval and Early Modern English drama by intertextually exploring discourses of 'self-speaking', including soliloquy. Pre-modern ideas about language are combined with recent models of subject formation, especially Lacan's, to theorize and analyze the stage 'self' as a variable linguistic construct. Both the approach itself and the conclusions it generates significantly diverge from the standard New Historicist/Cultural Materialist narrative of subjectivity. Plays range from the Corpus Christi pageants to the Beaumont and Fletcher canon, with Shakespeare a recurrent focus and Hamlet, inevitably, the pivotal text.


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The Elizabethan Mind

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300207204
Pages : 431 pages
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Download The Elizabethan Mind PDF Format Full Free by Helen Hackett and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive guide to Elizabethan ideas about the mind What is the mind? How does it relate to the body and soul? These questions were as perplexing for the Elizabethans as they are for us today--although their answers were often startlingly different. Shakespeare and his contemporaries believed the mind was governed by the humours and passions, and was susceptible to the Devil's interference. In this insightful and wide-ranging account, Helen Hackett explores the intricacies of Elizabethan ideas about the mind. This was a period of turbulence and transition, as persistent medieval theories competed with revived classical ideas and emerging scientific developments. Drawing on a wealth of sources, Hackett sheds new light on works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Sidney, and Spenser, demonstrating how ideas about the mind shaped new literary and theatrical forms. Looking at their conflicted attitudes to imagination, dreams, and melancholy, Hackett examines how Elizabethans perceived the mind, soul, and self, and how their ideas compare with our own.


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Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1317199634
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Daisy Murray and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume investigates the early modern understanding of twinship through new readings of plays, informed by discussions of twins appearing in such literature as anatomy tracts, midwifery manuals, monstrous birth broadsides, and chapbooks. The book contextualizes such dramatic representations of twinship, investigating contemporary discussions about twins in medical and popular literature and how such dialogues resonate with the twin characters appearing on the early modern stage. Garofalo demonstrates that, in this period, twin births were viewed as biologically aberrant and, because of this classification, authors frequently attempt to explain the phenomenon in ways which call into question the moral and constitutional standing of both the parents and the twins themselves. In line with current critical studies on pregnancy and the female body, discussions of twin births reveal a distrust of the mother and the processes surrounding twin conception; however, a corresponding suspicion of twins also emerges, which monstrous birth pamphlets exemplify. This book analyzes the representation of twins in early modern drama in light of this information, moving from tragedies through to comedies. This progression demonstrates how the dramatic potential inherent in the early modern understanding of twinship is capitalized on by playwrights, as negative ideas about twins can be seen transitioning into tragic and tragicomic depictions of twinship. However, by building toward a positive, comic representation of twins, the work additionally suggests an alternate interpretation of twinship in this period, which appreciates and celebrates twins because of their difference. The volume will be of interest to those studying Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in relation to the History of Emotions, the Body, and the Medical Humanities.


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Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000352560
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Locke Hart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire presents Shakespeare as both a local and global writer, investigating Shakespeare’s trans-cultural writing through the interrelations and interactions of binaries including theory and practice, past and present, aesthetics and ethics, freedom and tyranny, republic and empire, empires and colonies, poetry and history, rhetoric and poetics, England and America, and England and Asia. The book breaks away from traditional western-centric analysis to present a universal Shakespeare, exposing readers to the relevance and significance of Shakespeare within their local contexts and cultures. This text aims to present a global Shakespeare, utilizing a dual perspective or dialectical presentation, mainly centred on questions of (1) how Shakespeare can be viewed as both an English writer and a world writer; (2) how language operates across genres and kinds of discourse; and (3) how Shakespeare helps to articulate a poetics of both texts (literature) and contexts (cultures). The book’s originality lies in its articulation of the importance and value of Shakespeare in the emerging landscape of global culture.


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Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030572080
Pages : 327 pages
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Download Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Leslie C. Dunn and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-01-04 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama investigates the cultural work done by early modern theatrical performances of disability. Proffering an expansive view of early modern disability in performance, the contributors suggest methodologies for finding and interpreting it in unexpected contexts. The volume also includes essays on disabled actors whose performances are changing the meanings of disability in Shakespeare for present-day audiences. By combining these two areas of scholarship, this text makes a unique intervention in early modern studies and disability studies alike. Ultimately, the volume generates a conversation that locates and theorizes the staging of particular disabilities within their historical and literary contexts while considering continuity and change in the performance of disability between the early modern period and our own.


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Shakespeare and the Ethics of War

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13 : 1789202639
Pages : 170 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Ethics of War PDF Format Full Free by Patrick Gray and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2019-09-13 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does Shakespeare represent war? This volume reviews scholarship to date on the question and introduces new perspectives, looking at contemporary conflict through the lens of the past. Through his haunting depiction of historical bloodshed, including the Trojan War, the fall of the Roman Republic, and the Wars of the Roses, Shakespeare illuminates more recent political violence, ranging from the British occupation of Ireland to the Spanish Civil War, the Balkans War, and the past several decades of U. S. military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Can a war be just? What is the relation between the ruler and the ruled? What motivates ethnic violence? Shakespeare’s plays serve as the frame for careful explorations of perennial problems of human co-existence: the politics of honor, the ethics of diplomacy, the responsibility of non-combatants, and the tension between idealism and Realpolitik.


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New Directions in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 1501513745
Pages : 283 pages
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Download New Directions in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Aidan Norrie and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-07-06 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection examines some of the people, places, and plays at the edge of early modern English drama. Recent scholarship has begun to think more critically about the edge, particularly in relation to the canon and canonicity. This book demonstrates that the people and concepts long seen as on the edge of early modern English drama made vital contributions both within the fictive worlds of early modern plays, and without, in the real worlds of playmakers, theaters, and audiences. The book engages with topics such as child actors, alterity, sexuality, foreignness, and locality to acknowledge and extend the rich sense of playmaking and all its ancillary activities that have emerged over the last decade. The essays by a global team of scholars bring to life people and practices that flourished on the edge, manifesting their importance to both early modern audiences, and to current readers and performers.


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Dissembling Disability in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319921355
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Dissembling Disability in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Lindsey Row-Heyveld and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do able-bodied characters fake disability in 40 early modern English plays? This book uncovers a previously unexamined theatrical tradition and explores the way counterfeit disability captivated the Renaissance stage. Through detailed case studies of both lesser-known and canonical plays (by Shakespeare, Jonson, Marston, and others), Lindsey Row-Heyveld demonstrates why counterfeit disability proved so useful to early modern playwrights. Changing approaches to almsgiving in the English Reformation led to increasing concerns about feigned disability. The theater capitalized on those concerns, using the counterfeit-disability tradition to explore issues of charity, epistemology, and spectatorship. By illuminating this neglected tradition, this book fills an important gap in both disability history and literary studies, and explores how fears of counterfeit disability created a feedback loop of performance and suspicion. The result is the still-pervasive insistence that even genuinely disabled people must perform in order to, paradoxically, prove the authenticity of their impairments.


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Early Modern Communi(cati)ons

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443846457
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Early Modern Communi(cati)ons PDF Format Full Free by Kinga Földváry and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As suggested by the title Early Modern Communi(cati)ons, the volume demonstrates that the connections and common points of reference within early modern studies bind Elizabethan and Jacobean cultural studies and Shakespearean investigations together in an unexpected number of ways, and this diversity of ties has been used as the main theme around which the thirteen essays have been organised. While the first group of essays deals with early modern culture, presenting the socio-historical context necessary for any in-depth literary investigation, as exemplified through analyses of outstanding literary achievements from the period, the second part of the volume focuses on the oeuvre of the most famous representative of the age, William Shakespeare, with individual chapters creating a tangible continuum, moving from the cultural and literary context that informs his works, to their interpretation in present-day performances and their theoretical backgrounds. In the same way as the volume comprises writings on a diverse but still coherent range of topics, the authorial team is equally representative of diversity and continuity at the same time. The authors include several senior scholars working in the Hungarian academic community, representing all significant research centres in the field from all over the country. A number of essays have been contributed by promising young talents as well.


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Interruptions in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350238325
Pages : 178 pages
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Download Interruptions in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Michael M. Wagoner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-09-22 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To interrupt, both on stage and off, is to wrest power. From the Ghost's appearance in Hamlet to Celia's frightful speech in Volpone, interruptions are an overlooked linguistic and dramatic form that delineates the balance of power within a scene. This book analyses interruptions as a specific form in dramatic literature, arguing that these everyday occurrences, when transformed into aesthetic phenomena, reveal illuminating connections: between characters, between actor and audience, and between text and reader. Focusing on the works of William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and John Fletcher, Michael M. Wagoner examines interruptions that occur through the use of punctuation and stage directions, as well as through larger forms, such as conventions and dramaturgy. He demonstrates how studying interruptions may indicate aspects of authorial style – emphasizing a playwright's use and control of a text – and how exploring relative power dynamics pushes readers and audiences to reconsider key plays and characters, providing new considerations of the relationships between Othello and Iago, or Macbeth and the Ghost of Banquo.


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Performing Shakespeare. The Use of Properties in Early Modern Performances

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Publisher : GRIN Verlag
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ISBN 13 : 3346211924
Pages : 12 pages
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Download Performing Shakespeare. The Use of Properties in Early Modern Performances PDF Format Full Free by Julia Holleber and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 12 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,0, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: The aim of this scholarly exposition is to give a brief introduction into how the various places of performances affected the use of properties on the Early Modern Stage. After introducing the two main playhouses of Shakespeare’s company the King’s Men, the Globe and the Blackfriars, the properties commonly used by the players will be examined. When thinking of Early Modern Theatre, the Globe is one of the first things that come to mind, being "an icon of English dramatic and literary history and one of the most famous buildings in the world". The outdoor playhouse, built by the company the Lord Chamberlain's Men of which Shakespeare was a member, opened in 1599 and was located at the south bank of the River Thames in London. Even though many of the company's performances took place there, this was not the only location they used for staging Shakespeare's plays. By 1611, the company which was now called the King’s Men, also performed in the indoor playhouse Blackfriars, at court or in private houses by invitation. Additionally, the company went touring through the country. As the actors performed in many different locations, they had to adapt the staging of the play to the changing circumstances.


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William Shakespeare and John Donne

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1526133318
Pages : 280 pages
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Download William Shakespeare and John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Angelika Zirker and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-08 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece and John Donne’s Holy Sonnets are read against the background of concepts of the soul during the early modern period. This approach provides new insights into concepts of interiority and performance as well as a new understanding of the soliloquy in both poetry and drama.


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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 13 : 0838642691
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England PDF Format Full Free by S. P. Cerasano and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Thunder at a Playhouse

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Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1575911264
Pages : 269 pages
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Download Thunder at a Playhouse PDF Format Full Free by Peter Kanelos and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: critical issues of early modern performance in fresh and vital ways. --


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Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Pages : 338 pages
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Download Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Garrett A. Sullivan and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2006 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each of these essays addresses not only a play, but a specific cultural or literary topic. They cover vital perspectives in cultural studies such as race, class, gender, sexuality and colonialism; as well as topics in history like humanism, science, law, and reformation theology; and in dramatic genre.