Late Shakespeare: Style and the Sexes

McDonald, Russ. 2004. Late Shakespeare: Style and the Sexes. In: Catherine M. Alexander, ed. Shakespeare and Language. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge University Press, pp. 266-288. ISBN 978-0521539005 [Book Section]

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Shakespeare and language is an area of study that here includes style, speech, sound and sex. As the foremost Shakespeare publication, Shakespeare Survey has been well placed to reflect trends and developments in academic approaches to Shakespeare and to language and this collection of essays, first published in 2004, considers the characteristics, excitement and unique qualities of Shakespeare's language, the relationship between language and event, and the social, theatrical and literary function of language. A new introduction, by Jonathan Hope, explicates the differences between Shakespeare's language and our own, provides a theoretical and contextual framework for the pieces that follow, and makes transparent an aspect of Shakespeare's craft (and the critical response to it) that has frequently been opaque.

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15 Sep 2015 09:40

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