Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Aesthetics.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Art.
Aesthetics in literature
Art in literature
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliography and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Part one: a Shakespearean aesthetic: into the woods outside Athens -- A midsummer night's dream: eros and the aesthetic -- Modernity, usury, and art in Timon of Athens -- Part two: the aesthetics of death and mourning -- Hamlet as mourning play -- Beautiful death in Romeo and Juliet -- Conclusion: the critical present. Uk-SuSCL. Summary, etc: This volume explores ideas about art implicit in Shakespeare's plays and defines specific Shakespearean aesthetic practices in his use of desire, death and mourning as resources for art. Target audience: Specialized.