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Making trifles of terrors : redistributing complicities in Shakespeare

Author: Harry Berger, Jr.; Peter Erickson
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays includes some of the most recent work of a master critic at the height of his powers. Of the fourteen essays, written from the late 1970's to the present, three have never before been published; the essays' appearance in a single volume makes available for the first time the full scope of Berger's unique approach to ethical discourses in Shakespeare's plays. The sequence of essays displays  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Berger, Jr.; Peter Erickson
ISBN: 0804727325 9780804727327 0804728526 9780804728522
OCLC Number: 34583977
Description: xxxviii, 487 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Marriage and mercifixion in The Merchant of Venice: The casket scene revisited --
Against the sink-a-pace: Sexual and family politics in Much Ado About Nothing --
King Lear: The Lear family romance --
Text against performance: The Gloucester family romance --
The early scenes of Macbeth: Preface to a new interpretation --
Tect against performance: The example of Macbeth --
Sneak's noise, or, rumor and detextualization in '2 Henry IV' --Psychoanalyzing the Shakespeare text: The first three scenes of Henriad --
Textual dramaturgy: Representing the limits of theater in Richard III --
Ars Moriendi in progress, or, John of Gaunt and the practice of strategic dying --
What did the king know and when did he know it? Shakespearean discourses and psychoanalysis --
Food for words: Hotspur and the discourse of honor --
Making trifles of terrors: Redistributing complicities in the ethical discourses --
What does the duke know and when does he know it?: Carrying the torch in Measure for Measure.
Responsibility: Harry Berger, Jr. ; edited, with an introduction by Peter Erickson.
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This collection contains 14 essays, written from the late 1970's to the present, making available for the full scope of Berger's unique approach to ethical discourses in Shakespeare's plays.  Read more...

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