Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey

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"Before her death in September 2001, Susan Snyder collected a number of her essays that she felt represented some of her best work in Shakespearean criticism over a period of about three decades. Many of them were written for specific occasions or specific reasons having to do with teaching or with panel discussions before diverse audiences, which she entered into along with others. In the process she contributed some of the best work on Shakespeare that was then extant, as this collection demonstrates." Searching for a principle of organization, ...
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Overview

"Before her death in September 2001, Susan Snyder collected a number of her essays that she felt represented some of her best work in Shakespearean criticism over a period of about three decades. Many of them were written for specific occasions or specific reasons having to do with teaching or with panel discussions before diverse audiences, which she entered into along with others. In the process she contributed some of the best work on Shakespeare that was then extant, as this collection demonstrates." Searching for a principle of organization, Professor Snyder decided that it would be best to arrange the essays in chronological order. The result was a kind of "intellectual autobiography," as she calls it in her Preface, and the title she chose was Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey, since it reflects her travels over the various avenues of Shakespearean criticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874137958
  • Publisher: University Of Delaware
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 62.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Foreword 9
Preface 13
Romeo and Juliet: Comedy into Tragedy 19
Othello and the Conventions of Romantic Comedy 29
Ourselves Alone: The Challenge to Single Combat in Shakespeare 46
Meaning in Motion:: Macbeth and Especially Antony and Cleopatra 62
King Lear and the Psychology of Dying 78
"The Norwegians Are Coming!": Shakespearean Misleadings 93
All's Well That Ends Well and Shakespeare's Helens: Text and Subtext, Subject and Object 106
Wild Analysis: The Taming of the Shrew and Freud's Dora 118
"The King's not here": Displacement and Deferral in All's Well That Ends Well 135
Naming Names in All's Well That Ends Well 151
Theology as Tragedy in Macbeth 170
Ideology and the Feud in Romeo and Juliet 181
Memorial Art in The Winter's Tale and Elsewhere: "I will kill thee / And love thee after" 197
Mamillius and Gender Polarization in The Winter's Tale 210
The Winter's Tale Before and After 221
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