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Author Berry, Ralph, 1931- author

Title Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audience / Ralph Berry

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
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Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Metamorphoses of the Stage; 2 Richard III: Bonding the Audience; 3 The Comedy of Errors: the Subliminal Narrative; 4 Discomfort in The Merchant of Venice; 5 Twelfth Night: the Experience of the Audience; 6 Communal Identity and the Rituals of Julius Caesar; 7 Masques and Dumb Shows in Webster; 8 Shakespeare and Chivalry; 9 The Masque of Henry VIII; Notes; Index
Summary This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare's audience. First describing the stage's physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the masque - the salient form of the Jacobean theatre. This title will be of interest to students of literature and theatre studies
Notes Includes index
Reprint. originally published: London : Macmillan Press Ltd, 1985
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-154) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- To 1625.
Masques -- History and criticism.
Reader-response criticism.
Theater audiences -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater audiences -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315671700
1317370937 (electronic bk.)
9781317370932 (electronic bk.)