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French reflections in the Shakespearean tragic : three case studies

Author: Richard Hillman; Matthew Frost; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2012
Series: Manchester Shakespeare collection
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hillman explores English tragedy in relation to France with a frank concentration on Shakespeare. He sets out to theorise more abstract tragic qualities (such as nostalgia, futility and heroism) with reference to specific French texts and contexts. Three manifestations of the 'Shakespearean tragic' are singled out: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra and All's Well That Ends Well, a comedy with melancholic overtones whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hillman, Richard.
French reflections in the Shakespearean tragic: three case studies.
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2012
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hillman; Matthew Frost; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526135094 1526135094
OCLC Number: 1125341657
Language Note: In English.
Notes: In-house editor: Matthew Frost.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Target Audience: Scholars and general readership of Shakespeare.
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Hamlet in Three French Lights --
3. Nursing Serpents: French Ripples within and beyond the "Pembroke Circle" --
4. Roussillon (bis) Revisited: Five Minutes to Midnight and All's Well --
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Series Title: Manchester Shakespeare collection
Responsibility: Richard Hillman.

Abstract:

Hillman explores English tragedy in relation to France with a frank concentration on Shakespeare. He sets out to theorise more abstract tragic qualities (such as nostalgia, futility and heroism) with reference to specific French texts and contexts. Three manifestations of the 'Shakespearean tragic' are singled out: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra and All's Well That Ends Well, a comedy with melancholic overtones whose French setting is shown to be richly significant. Hillman brings to bear on each of these central works a cluster of French intertextual echoes, sometimes literary in origin (whether dramatic or otherwise), sometimes involving historical texts, memoirs or contemporary political documents which have no obvious connection with the plays but prove capable of enriching interpretation of them It will be of interest not only to scholars specialising in early modern English theatre, but also to both specialists and students concerned with the circulation of information and the production of meaning within early modern European culture.

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Richard Hillman broadens the field of known sources by moving from 'scraps' of plot and language' to more diffuse philosophical or political influences on three characters, each the product of an Read more...

 
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