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Shakespeare and character : theory, history, performance, and theatrical persons / edited by Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR2989 .S525 2009    AVAILABLE
Gift from George and Miriam Winkler, 2011
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology
Subject(s) Characters and characteristics in literature
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Personality in literature
Physical Description xiii, 259 p. ; 23 cm
NOTE Gift from George and Miriam Winkler, 2011
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Confusing Shakespeare's characters with real people: reflections on reading in four questions / Michael Bristol -- The reality of fictive cinematic characters / Trevor Ponech -- Character as dynamic identity: from fictional interaction script to performance / William Dodd -- Personnage: history, philology, performance / André G. Bourassa -- The properties of character in King Lear / James Berg -- Embodied intersubjectivity and the creation of early modern character / Leanore Lieblein -- Metatheater and the performance of character in The winter's tale / Paul Yachnin and Myrna Wyatt Selkirk -- Character, agency and the familiar actor / Andrew James Hartley -- The actor-character in "secretly open" action: doubly encoded personation on Shakespeare's stage / Robert Weimann -- Is Timon a character? / Anthony Dawson -- When is a bastard not a bastard?: character and conscience in King John / Camille Slights -- Arming Cordelia: character and performance / Sarah Werner
Review ""Character" is a word with enormous resonance in theatrical practice, performance criticism, and literary and historical scholarship. It is also a word in need of concerted, interdisciplinary re-articulation. Shakespeare and Character provides a theoretically, historically, theatrically, and critically substantial account of character. One of the questions that the authors ask is, "what is character?" To answer this central question - and to begin to provide a new critical vocabulary for character study - they examine the theory, history, formal properties, and the literary and performance possibilities of Shakespearean character as well as the bearing that "theatrical persons" might have on the situation of actual people. They also emphasize the interrelationship between theory and the particular by connecting theories and histories of the idea of character to concrete, detailed accounts of particular characters as they emerge in the text and on the stage."--Jacket
Series Palgrave Shakespeare studies
Alternate Author Library donation, 2011
Yachnin, Paul Edward, 1953-
Slights, Jessica, 1968-

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