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This contentious storm : an ecocritical and performance history of King Lear / Jennifer Mae Hamilton, University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Date published

    2017

  • Publisher

    London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2017]

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Natural history.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 King Lear.`

  • Accession number

    83430050

  • Class

    Reading Room 50.17 commentary/HAM

  • ISBN

    9781474289047

  • Physical description

    xxi, 227 pages : pages cm.

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Contents: Introduction: the case for King Lear -- Ecocriticism. Meteorological reading -- "What is the cause of thunder?": the storm's three ambiguities -- Cataclysmic shame: three views of Lear's mortal body in the storm -- Performance history. Ecocritical big history -- The spectacular Jacobean theatre -- Storms of fortune: industrial technology and Nahum Tate, c.1680-c.1900 -- Lear's head: the rise of the psychological metaphor, 1908-1955 -- Towards the flood, 1962-2016 -- Epilogue: the art of necessity.