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The Resource A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice, Harry Berger, Jr

A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice, Harry Berger, Jr

Label
A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice
Title
A fury in the words
Title remainder
love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice
Statement of responsibility
Harry Berger, Jr
Title variation
Love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare's two Venetian plays are dominated by the discourse of embarrassment. The Merchant of Venice is a comedy of embarrassment, and Othello is a tragedy of embarrassment. This nomenclature is admittedly anachronistic, because the term "embarrassment" didn't enter the language until the late seventeenth century. To embarrass is to make someone feel awkward or uncomfortable, humiliated or ashamed. Such feelings may respond to specific acts of criticism, blame, or accusation. "To embarrass" is literally to "embar": to put up a barrier or deny access. The bar of embarrassment may be raised by unpleasant experiences. It may also be raised when people are denied access to things, persons, and states of being they desire or to which they feel entitled. The Venetian plays represent embarrassment not merely as a condition but as a weapon and as the wound the weapon inflicts. Characters in The Merchant of Venice and Othello devote their energies to embarrassing one another. But even when the weapon is sheathed, it makes its presence felt, as when Desdemona means to praise Othello and express her love for him: "I saw Othello's visage in his mind" (1.3.253). This suggests, among other things, that she didn't see it in his face."--Project Muse
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Harry
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3069.E375
LC item number
B47 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Embarrassment in literature
  • Love in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Embarrassment in literature
  • Love in literature
Label
A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice, Harry Berger, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mercifixion in The merchant of Venice: the riches of embarrassment -- Introduction -- Negotiating the bond -- Antonio's blues -- Curiositas: the two Sallies -- Negative usury and the arts of embarrassment -- Negative usury: Portia's ring trick -- Portia the embarrasser -- The archery of embarrassment -- The first Jason -- A note on verse and prose in Act 1 -- Another Jason -- Portia cheating -- Portia's hair -- The siege of Belmont -- Covinous casketeers -- Moonlit maundering -- Coigns of vantage -- Standing for judgment -- Standing for sacrifice -- "Here is the money": Bassanio in the bond market -- Twilight in Belmont: Portia's ring cycle -- Death in Venice -- Three's company: contaminated intimacy in Othello. Prehistory in Othello -- Othello's embarrassment in 1.2 and 1.3 -- The proclamation scenes: Act 2 scenes 2 and 3 -- Desdemona on Cyprus: Act 2 scene 1 -- Dark triangles in 3.3 -- Desdemona's greedy ear -- Impertinent trifling: Desdemona's handkerchief -- The Emilian trail -- Iago's soliloquies -- Othello's endgame -- The fury in her words
Control code
823654940
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246205
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebr10611583
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c5dczp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823654940
Label
A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice, Harry Berger, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mercifixion in The merchant of Venice: the riches of embarrassment -- Introduction -- Negotiating the bond -- Antonio's blues -- Curiositas: the two Sallies -- Negative usury and the arts of embarrassment -- Negative usury: Portia's ring trick -- Portia the embarrasser -- The archery of embarrassment -- The first Jason -- A note on verse and prose in Act 1 -- Another Jason -- Portia cheating -- Portia's hair -- The siege of Belmont -- Covinous casketeers -- Moonlit maundering -- Coigns of vantage -- Standing for judgment -- Standing for sacrifice -- "Here is the money": Bassanio in the bond market -- Twilight in Belmont: Portia's ring cycle -- Death in Venice -- Three's company: contaminated intimacy in Othello. Prehistory in Othello -- Othello's embarrassment in 1.2 and 1.3 -- The proclamation scenes: Act 2 scenes 2 and 3 -- Desdemona on Cyprus: Act 2 scene 1 -- Dark triangles in 3.3 -- Desdemona's greedy ear -- Impertinent trifling: Desdemona's handkerchief -- The Emilian trail -- Iago's soliloquies -- Othello's endgame -- The fury in her words
Control code
823654940
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246205
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebr10611583
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c5dczp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823654940

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