The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique
University of Delaware Press, 2007 - 304 σελίδες
Few plays have both attracted and resisted genre study as strongly as Shakespeare's late plays. The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique takes a fresh approach to the role of genre in these plays by placing them in relation to the tradition of staged romance in the early modern English theater. The book argues that Shakespeare's late plays can best be understood as theatrical experiments that extend and reform this tradition, which developed around a group of theatrical techniques that sought to realize the effects of narrative romance in the theatrical medium. Their central effect was the creation of admiration in the spectators for heroic action; the value of the plays within the culture derived from this experience.
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Hermione Paulina and Their Audiences The Role of Mimetic Involvements in Transformation
Achieved Miracle Completion in Dramatic Romance
Unceasing Transformation Further Tests of Romance in The Tempest Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen
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Σελίδα 94 - Let it be so! thy truth then be thy dower! For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, The mysteries of Hecate and the night; By all the operation of the orbs From whom we do exist and cease to be...
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