In this useful guide, Leah Scragg indicates some of the ways in which meaning is generated in Shakespearian drama and the kinds of approaches that might lead to a fuller understanding of the plays. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of the dramatic composition, such as verse and prose, imagery and spectacle, and the use of soliloquy, and explores how this contributes to the overall meaning. Written in a clear and helpful style, Discovering Shakespearian Meaning enables students to discover the meaning for themselves.
Introduction. Part 1: Verse and prose Part 2: Imagery and spectacle Part 3: Shakespeare's expositions
Part 4: Plays within plays Part 5: Parallel actions Part 6: The treatment of character Part 7: The use of the soliloquy Part 8: Art and artifice Part 9: Conclusion Further Reading Index