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Poetic Will [electronic resource] : Shakespeare and the Play of Language / David Willbern.

Author/Creator:
Willbern, David.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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De Gruyter Online.
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In English.
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Summary:
The essence of Shakespeare, observes David Willbern, is in the details. What matters most in our appreciation of Hamlet is not the staged play but the play of language we find in the words of the Bard. This book explores the expressions of Shakespeare's poetic will--his sexual desire, conscious and unconscious volition, and posthumous legacy--within the linguistic matrix that enfolds his characters and readers. Using a combination of psychoanalytic approaches, Willbern rescues Shakespeare from the limitations and distortions of dramatic performance by showing that his language, scenes, and characters are propelled by the genius of this will and need to be understood primarily as written narrative.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Cordelia's Skirt
Introduction: Hamlet's Inky Cloak
1. Limitations of Character, Limits of Language
2. Paranoia, Criticism, and Malvolio
3. Pushing the Envelope: Supersonic Criticism
4. The Famous Analyses of Henry the Fourth
5 Hyperbolic Desire: Shakespeare's Lucrece
6 Phantasmagoric Macbeth
7 Shakespeare's Nothing
8 What Is Shakespeare?
Epilogue: Yorick's Skull, Miranda's Memory
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016)
ISBN:
9781512809374
OCLC:
979837096
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9781512809374 doi
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