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Title How to do things with Shakespeare : new approaches, new essays / edited by Laurie Maguire
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. How to do things with sources. French connections: the je-ne-sais-quoi in Montaigne and Shakespeare / Richard Scholar ; Romancing the Greeks: Cymbeline's genres and models / Tanya Pollard ; How the Renaissance (mis)used sources: the art of misquotation / Julie Maxwell -- pt. 2. How to do things with history. Henry VIII or All is true: Shakespeare's 'favorite' play / Chris R. Kyle ; Catholicism and conversion in Love's labour's lost / Gillian Woods -- pt. 3. How to do things with texts. Watching as reading: the audience and written text in Shakespeare's playhouse / Tiffany Stern ; What do editors do and why does it matter? / Anthony B. Dawson -- pt. 4. How to do things with animals. "The dog is himself": humans, animals, and self-control in The two gentlemen of Verona / Erica Fudge ; Sheepishness in The winter's tale / Paul Yachnin -- pt. 5. How to do things with posterity. Time and nature of sequence in Shakespeare's sonnets: "In sequent toil all forwards do contend" / Georgia Brown ; Canons and cultures: is Shakespeare universal? / A.E.B. Coldiron ; "Freezing the snowman" : (how) can we do performance criticism? / Emma Smith
Summary In this collection of new critical work, experts offer the results of their curiosity, indicating why problems, omissions or dissatisfaction led to their re-thinking or expanding upon themes set by Shakespeare. They consider sources, history, texts, animals and posterity as they address the connections between Montaigne and Shakespeare, Cymbaline in genre and model, the art of misquoting, Henry VIII as Shakespeare's "favorite" play, Catholicism and conversion in Love's Labor's Lost, watching as reading, the art of editorship, self-control and the human/animal, sheepishness, time in the Sonnets, universal culture, and the pitfalls and peaks in performance criticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Subject Criticism -- Authorship.
Report writing.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Study guides.
Study guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Maguire, Laurie E.
ISBN 0470693304 (electronic bk.)
0470766271 (electronic bk.)
9780470693308 (electronic bk.)
9780470766279 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)