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The Resource Making Sense in Shakespeare, David Lucking

Making Sense in Shakespeare, David Lucking

Label
Making Sense in Shakespeare
Title
Making Sense in Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
David Lucking
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Etymologically speaking, the words "know" and "narrate" share a common ancestry. Making Sense in Shakespeare examines some of the ways in which this distant kinship comes into play in Shakespearean drama. The argument of the book is that at a time in European cultural history in which the problem of knowledge was a matter of intensifying philosophical concern, Shakespeare too was in his own way exploring the possibilities and shortcomings of the various interpretative models that can be applied to experience so as to make it intelligible. While modes of understanding based upon such notions as those of naturalistic causality or rational human agency are shown to be inadequate in Shakespeare's plays, his characters often impart form and significance to their experience through what are essentially narrative means, projecting stories onto events in order to make sense of them and to direct their activity accordingly. Narrative thus plays a crucial role in the construction of meaning in Shakespeare's plays, although at the same time, as the author emphasizes, his works are no less concerned to illustrate the perils inherent in the narrativizing strategies deployed by their protagonists which often render them self-defeating and even destructive in the end."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucking, David
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PE1
  • PR3072
LC item number
  • .C66 n.s., v. 193
  • .L8 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Costerus
Series volume
new ser., 193
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English language
Label
Making Sense in Shakespeare, David Lucking
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cause of Thunder: Why Things Happen in Shakespeare -- "Patterned by that the poet here describes": Literary Lives in Titus Andronicus -- Bringing Deformed Forth: Engendering Meaning in Much Ado About Nothing -- Causes Why and Wherefore: The Enigma of History in King Henry V -- "The reason of our Caesar's death": Mystifying Motive in Julius Caesar -- Snakes and Ladders: Killing Metaphors in Julius Caesar -- "A short tale to make": Narrating Hamlet -- "After your way his tale pronounc'd": The Appropriation of Story in Shakespeare -- A Sound of Thunder: The Shakespearean Cause
Control code
794039778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9789042035027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794039778
Label
Making Sense in Shakespeare, David Lucking
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cause of Thunder: Why Things Happen in Shakespeare -- "Patterned by that the poet here describes": Literary Lives in Titus Andronicus -- Bringing Deformed Forth: Engendering Meaning in Much Ado About Nothing -- Causes Why and Wherefore: The Enigma of History in King Henry V -- "The reason of our Caesar's death": Mystifying Motive in Julius Caesar -- Snakes and Ladders: Killing Metaphors in Julius Caesar -- "A short tale to make": Narrating Hamlet -- "After your way his tale pronounc'd": The Appropriation of Story in Shakespeare -- A Sound of Thunder: The Shakespearean Cause
Control code
794039778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9789042035027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794039778

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