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Title Shakespearean sensations : experiencing literature in early modern England / edited by Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
Contents Introduction: imagining audiences / Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard -- Part One: Plays -- Feeling fear in Macbeth / Allison P. Hobgood -- Hearing Iago's withheld confession / Allison K. Deutermann -- Self-love, spirituality, and the senses in Twelfth Night / Douglas Trevor -- Part Two: Playhouses -- Conceiving tradgedy / Tanya Pollard -- Playing with appetitie in early modern comedy / Hillary M. Nunn -- 6. Notes towards an analysis of earyly modern applause / Matthew Steggle -- Catharsis as "purgation" in Shakespearean drama / Thomas Rist -- Epigrammatic commotions / William Kerwin -- Poetic "making" and moving the soul / Margaret Healy -- Shakespearean pain / Michael Schoenfeldt -- Afterword: Senses of an ending / Bruce R. Smith
Summary "This strong and timely collection provides fresh insights into how Shakespeare's plays and poems were understood to affect bodies, minds and emotions. Contemporary criticism has had surprisingly little to say about the early modern period's investment in imagining literature's impact on feeling. Shakespearean Sensations brings together scholarship from a range of well-known and new voices to address this fundamental gap. The book includes a comprehensive introduction by Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard and comprises three sections focusing on sensations aroused in the plays; sensations evoked in the playhouse; and sensations found in the imaginative space of the poems. With dedicated essays on Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Twelfth Night, the collection explores how seriously early modern writers took their relationship with their audiences and reveals new connections between early modern literary texts and the emotional and physiological experiences of theatregoers"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-238) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English literature -- Psychological aspects.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Mind and body.
Reader-response criticism.
Reading -- Physiological aspects.
Senses and sensation in literature.
Theater audiences -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater audiences -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Craik, Katharine A.
Pollard, Tanya.
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