When the Theater Turns to Itself: The Aesthetic Metaphor in Shakespeare

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Bucknell University Press, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 238 pages
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A metadramatic study of nine of Shakespeare's plays, focusing on aesthetic metaphors created by the union of the playwright, actor-character, and audience.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
27
Language for the Stage
54
A Midsummer Nights Dream
79
Art Perverted
104
As You Like
121
The Double Edge of Aesthetics
152
Love and the Imagination in Antony and Cleopatra
177
Release from the Theater
192
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Professor of English and an award-winning teacher at the University of Florida, Sidney Homan is the author of some ten books on Shakespeare and the modern theatre, as well as two novels. An actor in professional and university theatres, he has also been Artist-in-Residence for the Arts in Medicine Program at Florida's Shands Teaching Hospital.

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