Shakespeare And The Geography Of Difference by John GilliesShakespeare And The Geography Of Difference by John Gillies

Shakespeare And The Geography Of Difference

byJohn Gillies

Paperback | June 24, 1994

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Shakespeare's images of the exotic are shown to be firmly based on the margins of contemporary maps; and examination of the icons and emblems of maps raises questions about the mapmakers' overt intentions and instinctive assumptions, and reveals connections between the semiology of a map and that of the theater.
Title:Shakespeare And The Geography Of DifferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 24, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521458536

ISBN - 13:9780521458535

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Table of Contents

1. Mapping the other: Vico, Shakespeare and the geography of difference; 2. Of 'voyages and exploration: geography: maps'; 3. Theatres of the world; 4. 'The open worlde': the exotic in Shakespeare; 5. The frame of the new geography.

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"The particular spin that Gillies puts on this material is to treat geography, especially where cartography is concerned, as a poetic rather than a scientific activity....Gillies's book will stand as a worthwhile contemporary supplement to works like Cawley's and to E.G.R. Taylor's pioneering studies of Tudor and Stuart geography, and as a useful corrective to current readings of Renaissance colonialism that define "context" much more narrowly that Gillies does." David Read, Modern Philosophy