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

  • Author

    Desmet, Christy, 1954-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1992.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters.

    Characters and characteristics in literature

    Identity (Psychology) in literature

    Reader-response criticism

    Ethics in literature

    Rhetoric 1500-1800

Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-203) and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Characterizing Shakespeare's readers: Falstaff and the motives of character criticism -- Earning 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. Uk-SuSCL.