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Shakespeare and character : theory, history, performance, and theatrical persons / edited by Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights.

  • Author

    Yachnin, Paul Edward

    Slights, Jessica, 1968-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Psychology.

    Characters and characteristics in literature

    Identity (Psychology) in literature

    Personality in literature

  • Accession number


  • Class

    Reading Room - 48.01/SHA/YAC

  • ISBN

    9780230572621 (hbk.), 0230572626 (hbk.)

  • Language


  • Physical description

    259 p. ; 22 cm.

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General note: Includes index. Formatted contents note: ntroduction / Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights -- Theory. Confusing Shakespeare’s characters with real people: reflections on reading in four questions / Michael Bristol -- The reality of fictive cinematic characters / Trevor Ponech -- Character as dynamic identity: from fictional interaction script to performance / William Dodd -- History. Personnage: history, philology, performance / Andre´ G. Bourassa -- Embodied intersubjectivity and the creation of early modern character / Leanore Lieblein -- Performance. Metatheater and the performance of character in The winter’s tale / Paul Yachnin and Myrna Wyatt Selkirk -- Character, agency, and the familiar actor / Andrew James Hartley -- The actor-character in "secretly open" action: doubly encoded personation on Shakespeare’s stage / Robert Weimann -- Theatrical persons. Is Timon a character? / Anthony Dawson -- When is a bastard not a bastard?: character in King John / Camille Slights -- Arming Cordelia: character and performance / Sarah Werner. UK-SuSCL