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Title Entering the maze : Shakespeare's art of beginning / edited by Robert F. Willson, Jr
Published New York : P. Lang, [1995]


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 MELB  820.33 Z7W W7425  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 180 pages ; 25 cm
Series Studies in Shakespeare ; vol. 2
Studies in Shakespeare ; vol. 2
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Corporeality and the Opening of Richard III / Marie A. Plasse -- 3. Shakespearean Openings With a Flourish: Pageantry as Introduction / Barbara D. Palmer -- 4. Beginnings and Endings: Structure and Mimesis in Shakespeare's Comedies / Douglas L. Peterson -- 5. Once More Into the Play: Beginning the Sequel in Shakespeare's History Plays / Joseph Candido -- 6. The Establishment of Tragic and Untragic Patterns in the Opening Scenes of Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida / Richard L. Nochimson -- 7. "What's there?": Opening Hamlet on Film / H. R. Coursen -- 8. 1.1 of Othello: Iago in Rehearsal / Robert F. Willson, Jr. -- 9. The Fearful Summons: Death in the Opening Scenes of Shakespearean Tragedy / Nancy Cluck -- 10. Entering King Lear with Shakespeare and His Yiddish Adapter / Rhoda S. Kachuck -- 11. The Opening of All's Well That Ends Well: A Performance Approach / J. L. Styan
12. The Beginnings of Pericles, Henry VIII, and Two Noble Kinsmen / David M. Bergeron
Summary The essays in this collection address the prophetic function of opening scenes and sequences in Shakespeare's histories, dramas, and comedies. The authors ask and attempt to answer such questions as what constitutes an opening sequence, the purpose of prologues and choruses, the meaning of "enframed action," and the relationship between exposition and mood setting. The contributors include prominent Shakespearean scholars such as Douglas Peterson, Barbara Palmer, David Bergeron, and J. L. Styan. Several of the papers were originally presented at a meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Technique.
Drama -- Technique.
Openings (Rhetoric)
Rhetoric -- 1500-1800
Author Willson, Robert F., Jr. (Robert Frank), 1939-
LC no. 93046255
ISBN 0820424420 (alk. paper)