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Author Girard, René, 1923-2015.

Title A theater of envy : William Shakespeare / René Girard
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1991


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  820.33 Z51 G5185  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Series Odéon
Contents Lechery and war : the subversion of the medieval Troilus and Cressida -- These men's looks : power games in Troilus and Cressida -- O Pandarus! : Troilus and Cressida and the universal go-between -- Pale and bloodless emulation : the crisis of degree in Troilus and Cressida -- To you your father should be as a god : the crisis of degree in A midsummer night's dream -- Confounding contraries : the crisis of degree in Timon of Athens and other plays -- O conspiracy! : mimetic seduction in Julius Caesar -- Domestic fury and fierce civil strife : violent polarization in Julius Caesar -- Great Rome shall suck reviving blood : the founding murder in Julius Caesar -- Let's be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius : sacrifice in Julius Caesar -- Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods : sacrificial cycles in Julius Caesar -- A universal wolf and a universal prey : the founding murder in Troilus and Cressida
Love delights in praises : Valentine and Proteus in The two gentlemen of Verona -- Envy of so rich a thing : Collatine and Tarquin in The rape of Lucrece -- The course of true love : the four lovers in A midsummer night's dream -- O teach me how you look : Helena and Hermia in A midsummer night's dream -- All their minds transfigured : genesis of myth in A midsummer night's dream -- More than fancy's images : the craftsmen in A midsummer night's dream -- Something of great constancy : Theseus and Hippolyta in A midsummer night's dream -- Love by another's eye : mimetic punning in A midsummer night's dream -- Love by hearsay : mimetic strategies in Much ado about nothing -- Do you love him because I do! : the pastoral genre in As you like it -- 'Tis not her glass, but you that flatter her : self-love in As you like it -- O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful : self-love in Twelfth night -- 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before : Orsino and Olivia in Twelfth night -- A woeful Cressid' 'mongst the merry Greeks : the love affair in Troilus and Cressida
Sweet Puck! : sacrificial resolution in A midsummer night's dream -- To entrap the wisest : sacrificial ambivalence in The merchant of Venice and Richard III -- Do you believe your own theory? : "French triangles" in the Shakespeare of James Joyce -- Hamlet's dull revenge : vengeance in Hamlet -- Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary? : desire and death in Othello and other plays -- Thou dost love her because thou know'st I love her : rhetorical figures in the Sonnets -- An instrument to vice you to 't : The winter's tale (act 1, scene 2) -- Thou co-active art! : jealousy in The winter's tale -- Neither malice nor matter : original sin in The winter's tale -- To your shadow will I make true love : The winter's tale (act 5, scenes 1 and 2) -- Does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it? : The winter's tale (act 5, scene 3) -- They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk : self-satire in The tempest
Summary The author proposes dramatic new interpretations of nearly all of Shakespeare's plays and poems
Analysis English drama
English drama
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Mimesis -- In literature.
Desire in literature.
Drama -- Psychological aspects.
Envy in literature.
Mimesis in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
LC no. 90007477
ISBN 0195053397 cloth
9780195053395 cloth