Shakespeare: Text, Subtext, and Context

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Ronald L. Dotterer
Susquehanna University Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
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Seventeen critics are represented in this collection of essays designed to illustrate the vitality and range of traditional and new approaches to Shakespeare studies.

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All That Is Known Concerning Shakespeare
Subtext in Shakespeare
Eavesdropping and Stage Groupings in Twelfth Night and Troilus and Cressida
The Recovery of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Playhouses
Shakespeares Tragic Homeopathy
Shakespeares Dramaturgical Foresight in King Lear
Macbeth and Its Audience
The Critical Reception of Shakespeares Tragedies in TwentiethCentury Germany
Remembering Patriarchy in As You Like It
Timons Servant Takes a Wife
Pucks Headless BearRevisited
make ropes in such a scarre
The Poetics of Shakespeares Henry VI Trilogy
Of Birds and Words in 1 Henry IV
A Contemporary Playwright Looks at Shakespeares Plays
List of Contributors

Hamlet Romantic SelfConsciousness and the Roots of Modern Tragedy
The Status of Women in Othello

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Page 34 - And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Of their afflictions, and shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they...
Page 79 - TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems ; therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity, and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated.
Page 210 - Yes, trust them not ! for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his " Tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide," supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you ; and, being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is, in his own conceit, the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 193 - Content' to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions.
Page 24 - The. latter part of his life was spent, as all men of good sense will wish theirs may be, in ease, retirement, and the conversation of his friends.
Page 20 - Stage-poets have themselves been very bold with, and others very merry at, the memory of Sir John Oldcastle ; whom they have fancied a boon companion, a jovial roister, and yet a coward to boot, contrary to the credit of all chronicles, owning him a martial man of merit. The best is, Sir John Falstaff hath relieved the memory of Sir John Oldcastle, and of late is substituted buffoon in his place ; but it matters as little what petulant poets, as what malicious papists, have written against him.
Page 116 - O God ! I could be bounded in a nut-shell, and count myself a king of infinite space ; were it not that I have bad dreams.
Page 131 - Out, and alas ! that was my lady's voice : — Help ! help, ho ! help ! — O lady, speak again ! Sweet Desdemona ! O, sweet mistress, speak ! Des. A guiltless death I die. Emil. O, who hath done This deed ? Des. Nobody ; I myself; farewell : Commend me to my kind lord ; O, farewell.
Page 81 - And worse I may be yet : the worst is not So long as we can say,

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