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Shakespeare and Technology: Dramatizing Early Modern Technological Revolutions
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Shakespeare and Technology: Dramatizing Early Modern Technological Revolutions

by A. Cohen
 
By reading the plays in technological contexts, Cohen offers new insights into some of Shakespeare's key metaphors, his methods of character development and plot development, his ideas about genre, his concept of theatrical space, and his views on the theatre's role in society.

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By reading the plays in technological contexts, Cohen offers new insights into some of Shakespeare's key metaphors, his methods of character development and plot development, his ideas about genre, his concept of theatrical space, and his views on the theatre's role in society.

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From the Publisher

'Cohen's book...sensitizes us to traces of a significant early modern mechanical culture in Shakespeare's plays, a culture too often and erroneously assumed to be 'rude'.' - Karen L. Edwards, Renaissance Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403972064
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/17/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Max Cohen is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he specializes in Shakespeare, early modern literature, and early modern cultural studies. His current research projects explore the intersections between early modern literary studies and the history of science and technology. He has published articles in The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, The Sixteenth Century Journal, and The Wordsworth Circle, and he has contributed chapters to several essay collections.

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