Making Sense of Shakespeare (Google eBook)

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 210 pages
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"This book argues for the existence and deployment of non-visual imagination in the reading and viewing of Shakespeare. It seeks to save the imagination of Shakespeare from abstractness and restore such imagination to a literal concreteness of somatic sensory experience. Instead of considering "the body" from the outside in the manner of cultural critics, Frey considers the reader and viewer's body from the inside in the manner of subjective responders or some affective critics. He argues that Lear's "howl," for example, targets and rewards physical hearing, physical speaking, and their accompanying emotions as somatically connected to current or remembered sensations in mouth, throat, and lungs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Note on Shakespeares Text
19
Abstract and Concrete Senses in Shakespeare
21
SenseReading Shakespeares Sounds
41
SenseReading Shakespeares Nonvisual Images
51
Resistance to Shakespearean SenseReading
60
Further Contexts of Resistance to Shakespearean SenseReading
76
Working Beyond Resistance
105
Undermind Shakespeare SenseReading as SelfShaping and PlayShaping
117
Practice
127
SenseReading in the Classroom
148
Conclusion Walking Westward
164
Notes
168
Works Cited
187
Index
203
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Charles H. Frey teaches in the Department of English at the University of Washington.

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