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The Resource Reading Shakespeare's characters : rhetoric, ethics, and identity, Christy Desmet

Reading Shakespeare's characters : rhetoric, ethics, and identity, Christy Desmet

Label
Reading Shakespeare's characters : rhetoric, ethics, and identity
Title
Reading Shakespeare's characters
Title remainder
rhetoric, ethics, and identity
Statement of responsibility
Christy Desmet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although current theory has discredited the idea of a coherent, transcendent self, Shakespeare's characters still make themselves felt as a presence for readers and viewers alike. Confronting this paradox, Christy Desmet explores the role played by rhetoric in fashioning and representing Shakespearean character. She draws on classical and Renaissance texts, as well as on the work of such twentieth-century critics as Kenneth Burke and Paul de Man, bringing classical, Renaissance, and contemporary rhetoric into fruitful collision. Desmet redefines the nature of character by analyzing the function of character criticism and by developing a new perspective on Shakespearean character. She shows how rhetoric shapes character within the plays and the way characters are "read." She also examines the relationship between technique and theme by considering the connections between rhetorical representation and dramatic illusion and by discussing the relevance of rhetorical criticism to issues of gender. Works analyzed include Hamlet, Cymbeline, King John, Othello, The Winter's Tale, King Lear, Venus and Adonis, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desmet, Christy
Dewey number
822.3/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2989
LC item number
.D47 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Massachusetts studies in early modern culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Ethics in literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Rhetoric
  • Persoonlijkheid
  • Charakterisierung
Label
Reading Shakespeare's characters : rhetoric, ethics, and identity, Christy Desmet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-203) and index
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
"Th' Observ'd of All Observers": Reading Character in Theory and Practice -- Characterizing Shakespeare's Readers: Falstaff and the Motives of Character Criticism -- Earnng a Place in the Story: Ethos and Epideictic in Cymbeline -- "Not True, to Be True": Hyperbole and Judgment in Othello, King John, and The Winter's Tale -- "To See Feelingly": Vision, Voice, and Dramatic Illusion in King Lear -- "Who Is't Can Read a Woman?": Rhetoric and Gender in Venus and Adonis, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well
Control code
43475468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 215 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585083339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475468
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reading Shakespeare's characters : rhetoric, ethics, and identity, Christy Desmet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-203) and index
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
"Th' Observ'd of All Observers": Reading Character in Theory and Practice -- Characterizing Shakespeare's Readers: Falstaff and the Motives of Character Criticism -- Earnng a Place in the Story: Ethos and Epideictic in Cymbeline -- "Not True, to Be True": Hyperbole and Judgment in Othello, King John, and The Winter's Tale -- "To See Feelingly": Vision, Voice, and Dramatic Illusion in King Lear -- "Who Is't Can Read a Woman?": Rhetoric and Gender in Venus and Adonis, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well
Control code
43475468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 215 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585083339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475468
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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