Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us


Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521092586

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 4897

An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives

Shakespeare's Musical Imagery


Author: Christopher R. Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441188479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 8379

Music pervades Shakespeare's work. In addition to vocal songs and numerous instrumental cues there are thousands of references to music throughout the plays and many of the poems. This book discusses Shakespeare's musical imagery according to categories defined by occurrence in the plays and poems. In turn, these categories depend on their early modern usage and significance. Thus, instruments such as lute and viol deserve special attention just as Renaissance ideas relating to musical philosophy and pedagogical theory need contextual explanation. The objective is to locate Shakespeare's musical imagery, reference and metaphor in its immediate context in a play or poem and explain its meaning. Discussion and explanation of the musical imagery suggests a range of possible dramatic and poetic purposes these musical references serve.

Spectacle & Image in Renaissance Europe

Selected Papers of the XXXIInd Conference at the Centre D'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours, 29 June-8 July 1989 : [XXXIIe Colloque International D'Etudes Humanistes]


Author: André Lascombes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

View: 7173

This collection of nineteen essays focuses on the ways in which, in England, France and Spain, the Renaissance made propagandistic, or aesthetic, use of the image in various spectacles. Under surface differences between genres, what emerges is a surprising similarity in tactics and response, which invites further questioning about image elaboration and its reception.

Shakespeare Survey


Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523547

Category: Drama

Page: 228

View: 7841

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery


Author: Wolfgang Clemen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 8659

First published in 1951. The edition reprints the second, updated, edition, of 1977. When first published this book quickly established itself as the standard survey of Shakespeare's imagery considered as an integral part of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic art. By illustrating, through the use of examples the progressive stages of Shakespeare's use of imagery, and in relating it to the structure, style and subject matter of the plays, the book throws new light on the dramatist's creative genius. The second edition includes a new preface and an up-to-date bibliography.

Shakespeare and the Stars

The Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright


Author: Priscilla Costello

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 089254631X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

View: 8196

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this book offers fresh and exciting insights into the ever-popular works of the world’s greatest playwright. It specifically highlights Shakespeare’s use of the archetypal language of astrological symbolism in both obvious and subtle ways. Such references would have been commonly known in Shakespeare’s time, but their deeper significance is lost to modern-day playgoers and readers. The first half of the book describes the Elizabethan worldview and how the seven known planets were considered an integral part of the cosmos and instrumental in shaping human character. The second half of the book examines six of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays in the light of astrological symbolism, showing how they are entirely keyed to a specific zodiacal sign and its associated (or ruling) planet. The chosen plays are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Tempest, and King Lear. Each chapter incorporates information and examples from astrological tradition, classical and Renaissance philosophy, Greek and Roman mythology, esoteric wisdom, modern psychology (especially that of C. G. Jung), and great literature. Thoroughly researched and well-illustrated, this book illuminates the plays from a fresh perspective that will deepen and profoundly transform how we understand them.

Buch und Schrift bei Shakespeare

Ein Beitrag zur Interpretation von Shakespeares Werken durch Untersuchungen eines Motivkomplexes und seiner Verbindung zu angrenzenden Themen- und Bildbereichen ...


Author: Tilo Grüttner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Figures of speech

Page: 412

View: 6573

Shakespeare Survey


Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523554

Category: Drama

Page: 196

View: 7737

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

Shakespeares imagery


Author: Maria Rauschenberger

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060322031

Category: English language

Page: 731

View: 6116

Caring Cultures

Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India


Author: N.A

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176256186

Category: Australian literature

Page: 200

View: 8077

Contributed articles presented at the International Seminar on "Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations, Australia and India" during January 20-21, 2004, Dept. of English, Dayanand College, Ajmer in collaboration with Australia-India Council.

Shakespeares "Troilus and Cressida"

eine sprachlichstilistische Untersuchung


Author: Karen Schmidt di Simoni

Publisher: N.A


Category: Troilus (Legendary character) in literature

Page: 172

View: 1227

Marxist Shakespeares


Author: Jean E. Howard,Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134633041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 906

Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.