1st Edition

The Shakespeare Inset Word and Picture

By Francis Berry Copyright 1965
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    What is the relation between the language being heard and the picture being simultaneously exhibited on the stage? Typically there is an identity between sound and sight, but often there is a divergence between what the audience hears and what is sees. These divergences are 'insets' and examines the motives, mechanics and poetic qualities of these narrative poems embedded in the plays.

    1. Introductory 2. Narrative and dramatic 3. Kyd and the inset 4. The Expository inset 5. The interior plot-required inset 6. The voluntary inset 7. The song inset 8. The insets of Hamlet 9. Word and Picture in the final plays 10. Epilogue