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Doing Shakespeare

Doing Shakespeare

Author: Simon Palfrey
Publisher: London : Arden Shakespeare, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Doing Shakespeare demystifies and clarifies the study of Shakespeare, tackling many of the challenges students and audiences face in understanding his drama and language. It confronts the most basic and commonly asked questions: does Shakespeare matter, does he have anything to say to us; if he has, why does he say it like he does? How does Shakespeare do it - and how are we supposed to 'do' Shakespeare?" "Doing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palfrey, Simon.
Doing Shakespeare.
London : Arden Shakespeare, 2005
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Palfrey
ISBN: 1904271545 9781904271543
OCLC Number: 56656913
Description: xiv, 300 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Words. Why all of these metaphors? --
Why use two words when one might do? --
Why the repetition? --
Why the high style? --
Why rhyme? --
What difference does prose make? --
Why all of these puns? --
Part 2: Characters. What are these speaking things? --
Where is a character? --
Is direct self-expression possible? The soliloquy --
Did they do it? Sex and heroines --
In search of Shakespeare's characters: Iago and Hamlet.
Responsibility: Simon Palfrey.
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Offers a fresh insight into the difficulties and excesses of Shakespeare's drama and language. This work shows how recovering the layered energies within and between Shakespeare's words, and the role  Read more...


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'an exceptional book for the older student (and teacher) to have beside them as a reference and resource for new students.'

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