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The Resource Shakespeare's lyric stage : myth, music, and poetry in the last plays, Seth Lerer

Shakespeare's lyric stage : myth, music, and poetry in the last plays, Seth Lerer

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Shakespeare's lyric stage : myth, music, and poetry in the last plays
Title
Shakespeare's lyric stage
Title remainder
myth, music, and poetry in the last plays
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
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Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to have an emotional response to poetry and music? And, just as important but considered less often, what does it mean not to have such a response? What happens when lyric utterances - which should invite consolation, revelation, and connection - somehow fall short of the listener's expectations? As Seth Lerer shows in this pioneering book, Shakespeare's late plays invite us to contemplate that very question, offering up lyric as a displaced and sometimes desperate antidote to situations of duress or powerlessness. Lerer argues that the theme of lyric misalignment running throughout The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Henry VIII, and Cymbeline serves a political purpose, a last-ditch effort at transformation for characters and audiences who had lived through witch-hunting, plague, regime change, political conspiracies, and public executions. A deep dive into the relationship between aesthetics and politics, this book also explores what Shakespearean lyric is able to recuperate for these "victims of history" by virtue of its disjointed utterances. To this end, Lerer establishes the concept of mythic lyricism: an estranging use of songs and poetry that functions to recreate the past as present, to empower the mythic dead, and to restore a bit of magic to the commonplaces and commodities of Jacobean England. Reading against the devotion to form and prosody common in Shakespeare scholarship, Lerer's account of lyric utterance's vexed role in his late works offers new ways to understand generational distance and cultural change throughout the playwright's oeuvre
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ICU/DLC
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1955-
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Lerer, Seth
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2995
LC item number
.L47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • Dramatic monologues
  • Music and literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatic monologues
  • English drama
  • Music and literature
  • Technique
  • England
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Shakespeare's lyric stage : myth, music, and poetry in the last plays, Seth Lerer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myth, music, and lyric -- An elegy for Ariel -- Poetry and performance in the Winter's Tale -- Pageantry, power, and lyricism in Henry VIII -- Aesthetic judgment and the audience in Cymbeline -- Epilogue: lyric recognition and the editorial romance in Pericles and the Two Noble Kinsmen
Control code
1022978432
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226582405
Lccn
2018003418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978432
Label
Shakespeare's lyric stage : myth, music, and poetry in the last plays, Seth Lerer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Myth, music, and lyric -- An elegy for Ariel -- Poetry and performance in the Winter's Tale -- Pageantry, power, and lyricism in Henry VIII -- Aesthetic judgment and the audience in Cymbeline -- Epilogue: lyric recognition and the editorial romance in Pericles and the Two Noble Kinsmen
Control code
1022978432
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226582405
Lccn
2018003418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978432

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