Shakespeare's more than words can witness: essays on visual and nonverbal enactment in the plays
This collection of essays excellently complements the numerous literary and textual studies of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare's audience responds not just with the ears but the eyes as well. The playwright's glorious language is complemented, enhanced, indeed dependent, on the visual and nonverbal dimensions of a production.
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