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Shakespeare's theater of presence : language, spectacle, and the audience

Author: Sidney Homan
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1986.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Homan
ISBN: 0838751059 9780838751053
OCLC Number: 13358554
Description: 253 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: language, spectacle, audience: an opening gambit --
The comedy of errors: "And here we wander in illusions" --
Troilus and Cressida: "What's aught but as 'tis valued?" --
The winter's tale: "I am content to look on ... to hear" --
Part II: the frontiers of spectacle --
Julius Caesar: "Night hangs upon mine eyes" --
Macbeth: "Mine eyes are made the fools o' th' other senses, / or else" --
Part III: language private and public --
Richard III: "And descant on my own deformity" --
Henry V: "Speak freely of our acts, or else" --
Part IV: presence and resolution: onstage and off --
The merchant of Venice: "The virtue of the ring" --
King Lear: "I would not take this from report; it is" --
Conclusions: A coda on a Midsummer night's dream and Othello: "If this be not a dream I see and hear" --
Notes and pertinent sources.
Responsibility: Sidney Homan.

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