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Shakespeare's Storytellers - Barbara Hardy

Shakespeare's Storytellers

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780720610536
Number Of Pages: 224

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The noted British literary scholar turns her attention to the rarely examined topic of narrative in the plays and offers some new insight into the playwright's craft. Shakespeare makes narrative theatrical and it is as prominent in his craft and language as characterization and imagery. Hardy analyzes key structures, including reflexive narrative and the narrative compoundings used to begin and end plays. She also examines narrative subtleties in the works of Plutarch, Holinshed, Brooke, and Sidney that Shakespeare read. Finally, she explores common narrative techniques -- memory, forecast, and gendered story -- and extensively analyzes these issues in three plays: Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth.

Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 13
Narrative in Life and Artp. 13
Narrative and Theatrep. 24
Narrative Constructionsp. 31
Self-Conscious Narrativep. 33
Some Narrative Beginningsp. 65
The Story at the End: Narrative Injunctionp. 72
Shakespeare Reading Narrativep. 91
Themesp. 113
Arts and Acts of Memoryp. 115
Forecasts and Fantasiesp. 134
Gender and Narrativep. 157
Playsp. 175
Hamletp. 177
King Learp. 190
Macbethp. 201
Indexp. 222
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ISBN: 9780720610536
ISBN-10: 0720610532
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition

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