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Scott, Amy

Thinking About Shakespeare

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Explores the challenges of maintaining bonds, living up to ideals, and fulfilling desire in Shakespeare’s plays

In Thinking About Shakespeare, Kay Stockholder reveals the rich inner lives of some of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic characters and the ways in which their emotions and actions shape and are shaped by the social and political world around them. In addressing all genres in the Shakespeare canon, the authors explore the possibility of people being constant to each other in many different kinds of relationships: those of lovers, kings and subjects, friends, and business partners. While some bonds are irrevocably broken, many are reaffirmed. In all cases, the authors offer insight into what drives Shakespeare’s characters to do what they do, what draws them together or pulls them apart, and the extent to which bonds can ever be eternal. Ultimately, the most durable bond may be between the playwright and the audience, whereby the playwright pleases and the audience approves.

The book takes an in-depth look at a dozen of The Bard’s best-loved works, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet; The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Troilus and Cressida; Othello; Macbeth; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra; and The Tempest. It also provides an epilogue titled: Prospero and Shakespeare.

  • Written in a style accessible for all levels
  • Discusses 12 plays, making it a comprehensive study of Shakespeare’s work
  • Covers every genre of The Bard’s work, giving readers a full sense of Shakespeare’s art/thought over the course of his oeuvre
  • Provides a solid overall sense of each play and the major characters/plot lines in them

Providing new and sometimes unconventional and provocative ways to think about characters that have had a long critical heritage, Thinking About Shakespeare is an enlightening read that is perfect for scholars, and ideal for any level of student studying one of history’s greatest storytellers.

Keywords:

Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; scholarly works; world theatre; theater; the works of William Shakespeare; the characters of William Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s plays; Shakespeare’s greatest works; literary criticism; great plays; Shakespeare and politics; guide to Shakespeare’s characters; psychoanalytic interpretations of Shakespeare’s characters; Shakespeare’s characters; theater studies; Shakespeare studies; Elizabethan theater; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet; The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Troilus and Cressida; Othello; Macbeth; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra; and The Tempest; Prospero; Thinking About Shakespeare

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
248 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119059042
Printed ISBN
9781119059004

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