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Shakespeare's courtly mirror : reflexivity and prudence in All's well that ends well

Author: David Haley
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading premise of Haley's book is that modern psychological constructs are inadequate for understanding the courtly humanism dramatized by Shakespeare down to 1604. Renaissance culture knows nothing of the bourgeois subject of Locke, Freud, and Lacan. Shakespeare defines aristocratic identity in epic terms and presents not an autonomous individual but a hero whose persona is determined publicly in the "courtly  Read more...
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Haley, David, 1936-
Shakespeare's courtly mirror.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993
(OCoLC)622587892
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Haley
ISBN: 0874134439 9780874134438
OCLC Number: 25048223
Description: 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Bertram at Court --
Proud, Scornful Boy --
Fashioning the Courtier --
The Courtier's Mirror and the Mirror of the Play --
Vile Misprision --
By Reflection --
2. Providence --
End Ere l Do Begin --
Honor and Alchemy --
An Equivocal Companion --
The Fine's the Crown --
The Luckiest Stars in Heaven --
3. Helena's Love --
The Melancholy Heroine --
Inspired Merit --
Eros versus Providence --
Too Dear for My Possessing --
4. Shakespeare and the Book of Kings --
Avvedimento --
Ahab --
The Happy Few --
5. "Merely Our Own Traitors" --
This Even-Handed Justice --
Self-Betrayal and Shame --
Reflexivity or Revenge? --
6. The Clown --
A Shrewd Knave and an Unhappy --
One Flesh --
Clown versus Court --
Wisdom and Foolish Words --
7. The Courtly Mirror --
Bertram's Great Compt --
The Tinct and Multiplying Medicine --
Doubly Won --
All Yet Seems Well --
Appendix: The Date of All's Well.
Responsibility: David Haley.

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A leading premise of this book is that modern psychological constructs are inadequate for understanding the courtly humanism dramatized by Shakespeare down to 1604. In Ali's Well, Shakespeare  Read more...

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