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Shakespeare Closely Read is a collection of essays by Shakespearean scholars, all of which were originally papers presented at the 2008 International Shakespeare Conference at Stratford-upon-Avon. Each contains a close reading of Shakespearean or other Elizabethan dramatic texts in an effort to open up new meanings and interpretations. The volume contains an introduction by the editor on the history of close reading and its place in contemporary critical theory and practice. ...
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Shakespeare Closely Read: Written and Performance Texts

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Overview

Shakespeare Closely Read is a collection of essays by Shakespearean scholars, all of which were originally papers presented at the 2008 International Shakespeare Conference at Stratford-upon-Avon. Each contains a close reading of Shakespearean or other Elizabethan dramatic texts in an effort to open up new meanings and interpretations. The volume contains an introduction by the editor on the history of close reading and its place in contemporary critical theory and practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611470154
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 126
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Frank Occhiogrosso is professor in the English department at Drew University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgements
Chapter 2 Introduction
Part 3 Part 1: Close Readings of the Written Text
Chapter 4 A Special Meaning of "Within"
Chapter 5 "Music Plays and They Dance": A Close Reading of Romeo and Juliet, 1.5
Chapter 6 "Post-alone": a Missing Word and the Limits of Biography
Chapter 7 Shakespeare's Secret Language, with specimens from a commentary
Chapter 8 Close Reading, Illustration, and Productive Ambivalence
Chapter 9 A Dramatic Function of Caliban's "Be not afeared" Speech in The Tempest
Chapter 10 "Mention my name in Verona": is Cassio Florentine?
Part 11 Part II: Close Reading of Performance
Chapter 12 Close Enough Readings? Or Trying to Ascribe the Actor's Part in Analyzing Performance Texts
Chapter 13 Reading Morocco: Four Film Versions of The Merchant of Venice
Chapter 14 Red Button Shakespeare
Chapter 15 Can We/Should We Close Read Performance?
Chapter 16 List of Contributors
Chapter 17 Index
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