The Development of Shakespeare s Imagery

Author: Wolfgang Clemen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135032858
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First published in 1951. The edition reprints the second, updated, edition, of 1977. When first published this book quickly established itself as the standard survey of Shakespeare's imagery considered as an integral part of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic art. By illustrating, through the use of examples the progressive stages of Shakespeare's use of imagery, and in relating it to the structure, style and subject matter of the plays, the book throws new light on the dramatist's creative genius. The second edition includes a new preface and an up-to-date bibliography.

English Tragedy before Shakespeare Routledge Revivals

Author: Wolfgang Clemen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136811095
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First published in English in 1961, this reissue relates the problems of form and style to the development of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The work offers positive standards by which to assess the development of pre-Shakespearean drama and, by tracing certain characteristics in Elizabethan tragedy which were to have a bearing on Shakespeare’s dramatic technique, helps to illuminate the foundations on which Shakespeare built his dramatic oeuvre.

Shakespeare s storms

Author: Gwilym Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526111853
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This is the first comprehensive study of Shakespeare's storms. Whether the apocalyptic storm of King Lear or the fleeting thunder imagery of Hamlet, the shipwrecks of the comedies or the thunderbolt of Pericles, there is an instance of storm in every one of Shakespeare's plays. This book explains the special effects used to represent storms in the early modern playhouses, and details how those effects filter into Shakespeare's dramatic language. With chapters on Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Pericles and The Tempest, Jones traces the development of the storm over the second half of the playwright's career, when Shakespeare took the storm to new extremes. We see Shakespeare's management of sound and light, and of actor and audience. Shakespeare uses storms to delight and surprise, but also to investigate the nature of representation in the theatre. Interspersed with the readings of plays are chapters on thunder, lightning, wind and rain, in which Jones reveals Shakespeare's meteorological understanding of storms and offers nuanced readings of his imagery. Throughout, Shakespeare's Storms brings theatre history to bear on modern theories of literature and the environment. This is a work that brings these two disciplines together in new and important ways. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and experts alike, Shakespeare's Storms is essential reading for anyone interested in Shakespeare, ecocriticism or early modern drama.

Shakespeare s Imagery and What it Tells Us

Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521092586
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An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives

Shakespeare s Dramatic Art

Author: Wolfgang Clemen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136559086
Format: PDF
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First published in 1972. Studying Shakespeare's 'art of preparation', this book illustrates the relationship between the techniques of preparation and the structure and theme of the plays. Other essays cover Shakespeare's use of the messenger's report, his handling of the theme of appearance and reality and the basic characteristics of Shakespearian drama.

At the Bottom of Shakespeare s Ocean

Author: Steve Mentz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441125922
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We need a poetic history of the ocean, and Shakespeare can help us find one. There's more real salt in the plays than we might expect. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the ancient world and the immense blue vistas that early modern mariners navigated. Throughout his career, from the opening shipwrecks of The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest, Shakespeare's plays figure the ocean as shocking physical reality and mind-twisting symbol of change and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean - to go down to its bottom - this book's chapters focus on different things that humans do with and in and near the sea: fathoming, keeping watch, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and drowning. Mentz also sets Shakespeare's sea-poetry against modern literary sea-scapes, including the vast Pacific of Moby-Dick, the rocky coast of Charles Olson's Maximus Poems, and the lyrical waters of the postcolonial Caribbean. Uncovering the depths of Shakespeare's maritime world, this book draws out the centrality of the sea in our literary culture.

This Thing Of Darkness

Author: Harry Thompson
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755376056
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In 1831 Charles Darwin set off in HMS Beagle under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy on a voyage that would change the world. Tory aristocrat Fitzroy was a staunch Christian who believed in the sanctity of the individual in a world created by God. Darwin, the liberal natural historian destined for the church, went on to develop a theory of evolution that would cast doubt on the truth of the Bible and the descent of man. The staunch friendship forged during their epic expeditions on land and sea turned into bitter enmity as Darwin's theories threatened to destroy everything Fitzroy stood for . . .

Shakespeare s Imagery and What it Tells Us

Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521092586
Format: PDF, Docs
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An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives