Shakespeare's Speaking Properties

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Bucknell University Press, 1991 - 222 страница
This book is the first attempt to discuss systematically the properties in Shakespeare's plays, and analyzes the properties that Shakespeare specifies either explicitly in stage directions or implicitly in speeches. Property lists for all of Shakespeare's plays and frequency tables for various categories of property are included.

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Preface
9
Word Action Object
15
The Good Properties of Bad Quartos
35
Objects Comic and Comedic
54
Spectacle Character Language
79
This Chapter about Spectacle Is Not about Spectacle
88
Object as Actor Caps Crowns and Characters
121
Actor as Object The Petrified Woman
142
Property Lists for Shakespeares Plays
157
Property Categories and Frequency
195
Notes
198
Bibliography
209
Index
215
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