Shakespeare and Symbolic Visuality: Shakespeare’s Use of Emblem and Iconography, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Shakespeare and Symbolic Visuality

Shakespeare’s Use of Emblem and Iconography, 1st Edition

By Peter Daly

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152 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-03-01
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Description

From one of the world leading scholars in emblematics, this book seeks to demonstrate the extent to which Shakespeare used symbolic visuality in his use of the stage and objects in his infamous plays. Using obvious examples such as Hamlet's sword or Shylock’s knife and less obvious ones like Ophelia's book to drive home his argument, Peter Daly draws on a range of works to show the underlining roles of the emblems used and the overarching iconography in Shakespeare's work.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Of Terms: Emblems and Iconography

Chapter 2: Forms and Functions of Emblems and Iconographs in Drama

Chapter 3: Shakespeare and Emblems and Iconographs

Chapter 4: Recent Discussions

Chapter 5: Conclusions

A Postscript on Sound rather than Vision

Bibliography

About the Author

Peter Daly is Professor Emeritus at McGill University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
LIT019000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance
LIT020000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature