1st Edition

Discovering Shakespeare's Meaning
An Introduction to the Study of Shakespeare's Dramatic Structures

ISBN 9780582229303
Published August 8, 1994 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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