Franklin

Engagements with Shakespearean drama / William Walker.

Author/Creator:
Walker, William, 1958- author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Routledge engagements with literature
Routledge engagements with literature
Format/Description:
Book
173 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Art appreciation.
Summary:
"What is so special about Shakespeare's plays? They make readers and audiences feel pity, fear, compassion, horror, laughter, delight, joy, aural and visual pleasure, enlightenment, wonder, and sublimity. What enables the plays to do this? Specific aspects of their plot, character, thought, language, song, and spectacle. By answering these questions in this way, and citing the plays to support these answers, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama aims to - enhance your enjoyment of the plays - enrich your knowledge of the plays and criticism devoted to them over the last four centuries - show you how to use a special vocabulary to describe Shakespeare's language - help you understand why the plays are divided up into tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances, but also why and how Shakespeare mixes these genres - improve your ability to evaluate Shakespeare's achievement In pursing these aims, this book also encourages you to think of the plays as works that are designed to entertain an audience--including you. It asks you to take your own response to the plays seriously as something that is relevant to their success and their value to your society. It asks you to take your own engagement with the plays as an occasion to discover what makes them special"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Emotion
Laughter and delight
Moral instruction and wisdom
Sublimity
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780815392736
0815392737
9780815392743
0815392745
9781351190190
9781351190176
9781351190183
9781351190169
OCLC:
1061872318
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