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作者 Kerrigan, John, author
書名 Shakespeare's originality / John Kerrigan
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780198793755 (hardcover)
0198793758 (hardcover)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  873.433 K41:3    在架上    30580003459935
版本 First edition
說明 xiv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Oxford Wells Shakespeare lectures
Oxford Wells Shakespeare lectures
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-156) and index
This compact, engaging book puts Shakespeare's originality in historical context and looks at how he worked with his sources: the plays, poems, chronicles and romances on which his own plays are based. Publisher
Introduction -- Upstarts and Much ado -- Shakespeare afoot -- King Lear and its origins -- The tempest to 1756 -- Notes
"How original was Shakespeare and how was Shakespeare original? This lucid, innovative book sets about answering these questions by putting them in historical context and investigating how the dramatist worked with his sources: plays, poems, chronicles and prose romances. Shakespeare's Originality unlocks its topic with rewarding precision and flair, showing through a series of case studies that range across the output-from the mature comedies to the great tragedies, from Richard III to The Tempest--what can be learned about the artistry of the plays by thinking about these sources (including newly identified ones) after several decades of neglect. Discussion is enriched by such matters as Elizabethan ruffs and feathers, actors' footwork, chronicle history, modern theatre productions, debts to classical tragedy, scepticism, magic and science, the agricultural revolution, and ecological catastrophe. This is authoritative, lively work by one of the world's leading Shakespearians, accessible to the general reader as well as indispensable for students." -- Publisher's description
主題 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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