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Shakespeare's storms.

Author: Gwilym Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether the apocalyptic storm of King Lear or the fleeting thunder imagery of Hamlet, the shipwrecks of the comedies or the thunderbolt of Pericles, there is an instance of storm in every one of Shakespeare's plays. This is the first comprehensive study of Shakespeare's storms. With chapters on Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Pericles and The Tempest, the book traces the development of the storm over the second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Jones, Gwilym.
Shakespeare's storms.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2016
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwilym Jones
ISBN: 9781526111852 1526111853
OCLC Number: 961456896
Awards: Winner of 2016 Shakespeare's Globe Book Award 2016 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (211 pages)
Contents: SHAKESPEARE'S STORMS; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Textual note; Introduction; 1. Thunder; 2. Storm and the spectacular: Julius Caesar; 3. Lightning; 4. King Lear: storm and the event; 5. Wind; 6. Macbeth: supernatural storms, equivocal earthquakes; 7. Rain; 8. Pericles: storm and scripture; 9. The Tempest and theatrical reality; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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Whether the apocalyptic storm of King Lear or the fleeting thunder imagery of Hamlet, the shipwrecks of the comedies or the thunderbolt of Pericles, there is an instance of storm in every one of Shakespeare's plays. This is the first comprehensive study of Shakespeare's storms. With chapters on Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Pericles and The Tempest, the book traces the development of the storm over the second half of the playwright's career, when Shakespeare took the storm to new extremes. It explains the storm effects used in early modern playhouses, and how they filter into Shakespeare'

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