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Shakespeare's Webs : Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama - Arthur F. Kinney

Shakespeare's Webs

Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Hardcover Published: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9780415971027
Number Of Pages: 192

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In this book, renowned Renaissance drama critic Arthur F. Kinney argues that Shakespeare's method of composing plays through networks of meanings can be seen as a harbinger of today's information technology. Drawing upon hypertext and cognitive theory-areas that have for some time promised to take on more importance in the sphere of Shakespeare Studies-as well as the central metaphor of the Routledge collection The Renaissance Computer, Kinney looks in detail at four objects/images in Shakespeare's plays-mirrors, maps, clocks, and books - and explores the ways in which they make up networks of meaning within single plays and across the dramatist's body of work that anticipate in some ways the networks of meaning or "information" now possible in the computer age. Kinney is a well published and respected Shakespearean whose innovative work in this project will be of considerable interest to a large number of students and scholars working in Shakespeare Studies.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Shakespeare's Mirrorsp. 1
Shakespeare's Booksp. 35
Shakespeare's Clocksp. 69
Shakespeare's Mapsp. 101
Conclusionp. 145
Notesp. 151
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780415971027
ISBN-10: 0415971020
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.8  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1