Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference

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Cambridge University Press, May 12, 1994 - Drama - 255 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Mapping the Other Vico Shakespeare and the geography of difference
1
Of Voyages and Exploration Geography Maps
40
Theatres of the world
70
The open worlde the exotic in Shakespeare
99
The frame of the new geography
156
Notes
189
Bibliography
230
Index
250
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