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A theater of envy : William Shakespeare

Author: René Girard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: Odéon.
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The author proposes dramatic new interpretations of nearly all of Shakespeare's plays and poems.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard
ISBN: 0195053397 9780195053395
OCLC Number: 21559931
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 366 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Love delights in praises : Valentine and Proteus in The two gentlemen of Verona --
Envy of so rich a thing : Collatine and Tarquin in The rape of Lucrece --
The course of true love : the four lovers in A midsummer night's dream --
O teach me how you look : Helena and Hermia in A midsummer night's dream --
All their minds transfigured : genesis of myth in A midsummer night's dream --
More than fancy's images : the craftsmen in A midsummer night's dream --
Something of great constancy : Theseus and Hippolyta in A midsummer night's dream --
Love by another's eye : mimetic punning in A midsummer night's dream --
Love by hearsay : mimetic strategies in Much ado about nothing --
Do you love him because I do! : the pastoral genre in As you like it --
'Tis not her glass, but you that flatter her : self-love in As you like it --
O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful : self-love in Twelfth night --
'Tis not so sweet now as it was before : Orsino and Olivia in Twelfth night --
A woeful Cressid' 'mongst the merry Greeks : the love affair in Troilus and Cressida --
Lechery and war : the subversion of the medieval Troilus and Cressida --
These men's looks : power games in Troilus and Cressida --
O Pandarus! : Troilus and Cressida and the universal go-between --
Pale and bloodless emulation : the crisis of degree in Troilus and Cressida --
To you your father should be as a god : the crisis of degree in A midsummer night's dream --
Confounding contraries : the crisis of degree in Timon of Athens and other plays --
O conspiracy! : mimetic seduction in Julius Caesar --
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife : violent polarization in Julius Caesar --
Great Rome shall suck reviving blood : the founding murder in Julius Caesar --
Let's be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius : sacrifice in Julius Caesar --
Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods : sacrificial cycles in Julius Caesar --
A universal wolf and a universal prey : the founding murder in Troilus and Cressida --
Sweet Puck! : sacrificial resolution in A midsummer night's dream --
To entrap the wisest : sacrificial ambivalence in The merchant of Venice and Richard III --
Do you believe your own theory? : "French triangles" in the Shakespeare of James Joyce --
Hamlet's dull revenge : vengeance in Hamlet --
Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary? : desire and death in Othello and other plays --
Thou dost love her because thou know'st I love her : rhetorical figures in the Sonnets --
An instrument to vice you to 't : The winter's tale (act 1, scene 2) --
Thou co-active art! : jealousy in The winter's tale --
Neither malice nor matter : original sin in The winter's tale --
To your shadow will I make true love : The winter's tale (act 5, scenes 1 and 2) --
Does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it? : The winter's tale (act 5, scene 3) --
They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk : self-satire in The tempest.
Series Title: Odéon.
Responsibility: René Girard.
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The author proposes dramatic new interpretations of nearly all of Shakespeare's plays and poems.

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