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Shakespeare and the history of soliloquies

Shakespeare and the history of soliloquies

Author: James E Hirsh
Publisher: Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies provides the first systemic and comprehensive account of the conventions governing soliloquies in Western drama from antiquity to the twentieth century. Avoiding anachronistic assumptions that have marred earlier commentaries on soliloquies, the present study is based on a painstaking analysis of the actual practices of dramatists from each age of theatrical history. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hirsh, James E., 1946-
Shakespeare and the history of soliloquies.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2003
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Hirsh
ISBN: 0838639712 9780838639719
OCLC Number: 50722253
Description: 470 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The representation of thought and the representation of speech --
From antiquity to the middle of the sixteenth century --
The late sixteenth century and early seventeenth century --
Shakespeare's soliloquies : the representation of speech --
Shakespeare's soliloquies : audience address and self-address --
"To be, or not to be" --
From the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century --
Shakespeare's soliloquies transformed --
"The celebrated soliloquy."
Responsibility: James Hirsh.
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Shakespeare's soliloquies are not only the most interesting and the most famous, but also the most misunderstood. This text examines them in detail. It also casts new lights on historical changes in  Read more...


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