Shakespeare: Seven Tragedies Revisited: The Dramatist's Manipulation of Response

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This classic text, reprinted several times since its first publication in 1976, has been extensively revised in this new edition and includes new chapters on Henry V, As You Like It, and on "the study of the audience and the study of response." Both readers and actors/theater-goers will find will find it opens up new ways of looking at the plays and at the mechanisms that underpin some of the most magical moments in Shakespeare's plays.

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Overview

This classic text, reprinted several times since its first publication in 1976, has been extensively revised in this new edition and includes new chapters on Henry V, As You Like It, and on "the study of the audience and the study of response." Both readers and actors/theater-goers will find will find it opens up new ways of looking at the plays and at the mechanisms that underpin some of the most magical moments in Shakespeare's plays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333995822
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/14/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

E. A. J. Honigmann taught English Literature at the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), University of Glasgow, and at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Shakespeare and the Study of Response
• Impressions of 'Character' Response and Dramatic Perspective
• Sympathy for Brutus
• Hamlet as Observer and Consciousness
• Secret Motives in Othello
• Lear's Mind Macbeth : The Murderer as Victim Antony versus Cleopatra
• The Clarity of Coriolanus
• Henry V: The Rabbit and the Duck
• The Charm of As You Like It
• The Study of the Audience and the Study of Response

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