Shakespearean Metadrama

Shakespearean Metadrama
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9780816657179
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Shakespearean Metadrama was first published in 1971. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In a new approach to Shakespeare criticism, the author interprets five of Shakespeare's early plays as metadramas, dramas that are not only about the various moral, social, political, and other thematic issues with which critics have so long been concerned but also about the plays themselves. Professor Calderwood demonstrates that in these five plays Shakespeare writes about his dramatic art -- its nature, its media of language and theater, its generic forms and conventions, its relationship to truth and the social order. In an introductory chapter the author explains his theory of metadrama, placing it in a general critical context as well as in the specific framework of Shakespeare's plays. He distinguishes between the meaning of metadrama and the similar terms "metaplay" and "metatheare." He points out that the dominant metadramatic aspect of the five plays under study is the interplay of language and action in drama. A separate chapter is devoted to the interpretation of each of the plays. Professor Calderwood is aware that in presenting his critical theory and interpretations he may be met with skepticism by other scholars and critics. He anticipates such a situation in the introduction: "To the critic trying on introductory styles for a book on Shakespearean metadrama," he writes, "the plight of Falstaff at the Boar's Head Tavern comes all to readily to mind. 'What trick," he must ask himself, 'what device, what starting-hole, canst thou now find out to hide thee from this open and apparent shame?'"

Shakespearean Metadrama
  • Author : James L. Calderwood
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1971-03-10

Shakespearean Metadrama was first published in 1971. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In a new approach to Shakespeare criticism, the author interprets five of Shakespeare's early plays as metadramas, dramas that

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Shakespearean Metadrama  the Argument of the Play in this Andronicus  Loves Labours Lost  Romeo and Juliet  A Midsummer Nights Drean and Richard II
  • Author : James L. Calderwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971

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Shakespearean Metadrama
  • Author : John W. Blanspied,Modern Language Association of America
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979*

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Metadrama in Shakespeare s Henriad
  • Author : James L. Calderwood
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1979-01-01

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Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson
  • Author : Bill Angus
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20

Have you ever wondered what was really going on in the inner-plays, secret overhearing, and tacit observations of early modern drama? Taking on the shadowy figure of the early modern informer, this book argues that far more than mere artistic experimentation is happening here. In case studies of metadramatic plays,

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Drama  Metadrama and Perception
  • Author : Richard Hornby
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1986

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Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance
  • Author : Farah Karim Cooper,Tiffany Stern
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-05

How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influence staging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations

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Theatre Studies
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990

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Shakespeare s Book
  • Author : Richard Meek,Jane Rickard,Richard Wilson,Mallilnckrodt Research Professor of Physics Richard Wilson, MD MS
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-12-15

"The volume explores both Shakespeare's relationship with actual printers, patrons, and readers, and the representation of writing, reading, and print within his works themselves. The essays are theoretically, critically, and methodologically wide-ranging. What all of the contributors share, however, is a sense of the importance of books - the books

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Renaissance Uses of the Inset Play
  • Author : David Arthur Reinheimer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995

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Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings.

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William Shakespeare  His influence
  • Author : John Andrews
  • Publisher : MacMillan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1985

Contains sixty original essays by historians, scholars, critics, writers, and actors, which provide a variety of perspectives on the world, work, and influence of sixteenth-century playwright and poet William Shakespeare.

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Metatheater
  • Author : Judd David Hubert,Renee Riese Hubert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991

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Shakespeare and the Sense of Performance
  • Author : Marvin Thompson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989

In the tradition of performance criticism represented by the late Professor Bernard Beckerman of Columbia University, seventeen distinguished critics consider Shakespeare's plays from the perspectives of stage and study, as they focus on language, text, subtext, stage and stage imagery, actors, and audience.

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Shakespeare Study Today
  • Author : Horace Howard Furness
  • Publisher : New York : AMS Press
  • Release Date : 1986

Read online Shakespeare Study Today written by Horace Howard Furness, published by New York : AMS Press which was released on 1986. Download full Shakespeare Study Today Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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