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Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder
     

Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder

by Anne Barton (Editor), Stephen Orgel (Editor), T. G. Bishop
 

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The experience of powerful emotion has always been central to dramatic presentation and audience response. In this study, T. G. Bishop examines ways in which wonder has been used by playwrights as an integral part of theatre in classical and medieval drama; and he goes on to explore wonder in Shakespeare's work through extended readings of The Comedy of Errors,

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The experience of powerful emotion has always been central to dramatic presentation and audience response. In this study, T. G. Bishop examines ways in which wonder has been used by playwrights as an integral part of theatre in classical and medieval drama; and he goes on to explore wonder in Shakespeare's work through extended readings of The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and The Winter's Tale. By focusing on how characters feel, and how the story of these feelings is told and evaluated, this study offers a new approach to understanding plays.

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"...Shakespeare and the theatre of wonder is an enlightening work, coupling impressive insight into the plays it analyzes with an infectious appreciation for the rich chemistry of those dynamic still points in which nothing but everything is happening." Thomas Moisan, Shakespeare Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034920
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #9
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,042,974
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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