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Shakespeare's theory of drama

Author: Pauline Kiernan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare rejected many of the theories of his age on poetry, history and art to create an original theory of drama. This book, first published in 1996, provides a lively, readable but scholarly  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; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Kiernan
ISBN: 0521633583 9780521633581 0521550467 9780521550468
OCLC Number: 40066489
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: xii, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Shakespeare and Sidney. Two worlds: the brazen and the golden --
3. Shakespeare and Ovid. 'What strained touches rhetoric can lend': poetry metamorphosed in Venus and Adonis and the Sonnets --
4. 'In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life': exposing art's sterility. The Rape of Lucrece, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest --
5. 'O'er-wrested seeming': dramatic illusion and the repudiation of mimesis. Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet --
6. 'Thy registers and thee I both defy': history challenged. Richard III, Henry VIII, Henry V and Richard II --
7. Antony and Cleopatra as 'A Defence of Drama'.
Responsibility: Pauline Kiernan.
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'This is a groundbreaking book, the kind it is hard to believe hasn't already been written. Kiernan identifies a curious reluctance on the part of critics to explore the possibility that Shakespeare Read more...

 
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