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Dramatic closure : reading the end

Author: June Schlueter
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1995.
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In Dramatic Closure, author June Schlueter explores closure within both a traditional Aristotelian paradigm and contemporary reader-response theory, necessarily revising narrative insights to accommodate the special features of drama as a literary and performance form. Examples of plays from Oedipus to the present appear throughout the book, and individual chapters are dedicated to sustained discussions of William
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Schlueter, June.
Dramatic closure.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1995
(OCoLC)624396606
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Tom Stoppard; Arthur Miller; Tennessee Williams; William Shakespeare; Tom Stoppard; Arthur Miller; Tennessee Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Schlueter
ISBN: 0838635830 9780838635834
OCLC Number: 31374027
Description: 144 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Promised End --
2. The Meaning of the End --
3. The Reader's Role --
4. The Conventional End --
5. The End of Dialogue --
6. The End of Character --
7. (Con)testing the End: Tendencies in Modern Plays --
8. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: A Postmortem --
9. The Ride Down Mount Morgan: Scripting the Closing Scene --
10. Prospective and Retrospective Reading --
11. Reading Toward Closure: A Streetcar Named Desire --
12. The Performance Text --
13. Staging the Promised End --
14. Curtain Call: Theatrical Closure.
Responsibility: June Schlueter.

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This work explores the phenomenon of dramatic closure within both an Aristotelian paradigm and contemporary reader-response theory. Examples of plays from Oedipus to the present appear throughout,  Read more...

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