Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

January 18, 1996|
Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays by Jean-Pierre Maquerlot
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This book contends that Shakespeare''s so-called "problem plays" can be viewed as experiments in the Mannerist style. The plays reappraised here are Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, All''s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure. Maquerlot reveals intriguing analogies between Shakespeare''s plays and the structural ambiguity of certain Italian Mannerist paintings, establishing the relevance to drama of a concept imported from the field of visual art.
Introduction; 1. The problem of Mannerism; 2. From art to theatre: towards a definition of Mannerism: illustrations and commentaries; 3. Mannerism in reaction to formalism; 4. Julius Caesar and dramatic coquetry; 5. Hamlet: optical effects; 6. When playing is foiling: Troilus and Cressida; 7. Mostrar l'arte: All's Well That Ends Well a...
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Title:Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:212 pages, 9.33 X 6.18 X 0.71 in
Shipping dimensions:212 pages, 9.33 X 6.18 X 0.71 in
Published:January 18, 1996
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521410830

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