Interpretations in Shakespeare s Sonnets

Interpretations in Shakespeare s Sonnets

There are , of course , other interpretations which would lie somewhere between the two extremes I sketch . 38 Edward Hubler , The Sense of Shakespeare's Sonnets ( Princeton , 1952 ) , p . 83 . 37 Ibid . , p . 85.

Author: Hilton Landry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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Recurrent principles and interests in the sonnets are isolated in close studies of individual sonnets to show Shakespeare's pattern of mind. The study suggests various groupings by which the nature of Shakespeare's response to a number of stimuli can be gauged.
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An Analysis of Shakespeare s Sonnet 130 the Concept of Love and Beauty

An Analysis of Shakespeare s Sonnet 130  the Concept of Love and Beauty

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Introduction to Literary Studies, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Love Sonnets have ...

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ISBN: 3668502773

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Page: 16

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Introduction to Literary Studies, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Love Sonnets have a long tradition in English literature. The Italian poet Petrach, who is considered the father of the sonnet form, was the first one to invent a concept of love in sonnets that should influence many writers throughout English literature. In his sonnets, Petrarch praises his beautiful, godlike mistress Laura, who is utterly perfect on the inside and on the outside. Some of the greatest English poets, like Spenser and Shakespeare wrote sonnets after Petrach's model. However, Shakespeare uses the Petrarchan conventions in a radically different way. Not only are a great number of his sonnets presumably about a relationship about two man, but also does he write about a 'Dark Lady' (Pfister 2012). "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" is the first line of Shakespeare sonnet 130, with which this term paper will be concerned. Sonnet 130 was written by William Shakespeare in 1609. From his collection of 154 sonnets, Sonnet 130 is one of his most famous. The term paper will examine, in what ways and in how far Shakespeare was influenced by Petrach and how he changes the Petrachan concept of love in sonnet 130. In order to do so, firstly, the form of the poem will be analysed. Subsequently, the content and the theme of the poem will be examined further. Here, special attention is turned on the concept of love and beauty regarding the context of the history of the love sonnet and a short comparison will be drawn between Spenser's Sonnet 15 and Shakespeare's Sonnet 130. The conclusion will bring form and content together and verify the working hypothesis of this term paper.
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Analysis and Interpretation of William Shakespeare s Sonnet 60

Analysis and Interpretation of William Shakespeare   s Sonnet 60

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (Sehr Gut), University of Graz (Anglistik), course: Proseminar Literary Studies (Poetry), language: English, abstract: In the ...

Author: Iris Strimitzer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668158344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (Sehr Gut), University of Graz (Anglistik), course: Proseminar Literary Studies (Poetry), language: English, abstract: In the following term paper I am going to analyse the sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare. The aim of this paper is to examine sonnet 60 in matters of its external form, its discourse and story level as well as its various different interpretations in general. I decided to focus primarily on the sonnet itself and targeted to provide an accurate description of the poem’s characteristic features, syntactic and semantic levels as well as its phonetics and how these factors influence the meaning of the sonnet. Therefore I will not go into details concerning the sonnet’s author William Shakespeare or the poem’s history of origins. Nevertheless I engaged myself with some secondary literature in order to gain a broader insight into the matter of the subject. A list of literature, I used for this interpretation can be found in the bibliography below. Along with this secondary literature the term paper is generally based on the information, provided by the power point presentation of the course Literary Studies 1.
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Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets

59-86 334http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/xlvicomm.htm 335http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-169,pageNum-49.html ... Interpretations in Shakespeare's Sonnets: The Art of Mutual Render. Berkeley: University of California ...

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Shakespeare s Sonnet 60

Shakespeare s Sonnet 60

Firstly, it will present a short overview of the contents of all his sonnets and secondly there will be a detailed interpretation and analysis of Sonnet 60. 2. The History of the Sonnet The Italian poets of the renaissance invented the ...

Author: Mathias Koch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640871537

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Page: 20

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Munster (Englisches Seminar), course: Poetry of the 17th Century, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This text will give a brief survey on the history of the Sonnet. Following this, it will concentrate on Shakespeare and his work. Firstly, it will present a short overview of the contents of all his sonnets and secondly there will be a detailed interpretation and analysis of Sonnet 60."
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First Readers of Shakespeare s Sonnets 1590 1790

First Readers of Shakespeare   s Sonnets  1590 1790

Some scholars identify new theatrical allusions, references to annual events, or clues to Shakespeare's addressee(s). However, this exclusive focus on the sonnets' biographical interpretations, as in Maddox's query about 'the' meaning ...

Author: Faith D. Acker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000190816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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For more than four centuries, cultural preferences, literary values, critical contexts, and personal tastes have governed readers’ responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets. Early private readers often considered these poems in light of the religious, political, and humanist values by which they lived. Other seventeenth- and eighteenth- century readers, such as stationers and editors, balanced their personal literary preferences against the imagined or actual interests of the literate public to whom they marketed carefully curated editions of the sonnets, often successfully. Whether public or private, however, many disparate sonnet interpretations from the sonnets’ first two centuries in print have been overlooked by modern sonnet scholarship, with its emphasis on narrative and amorous readings of the 1609 sequence. First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets reintroduces many early readings of Shakespeare’s sonnets, arguing that studying the priorities and interpretations of these previous readers expands the modern critical applications of these poems, thereby affording them numerous future applications. This volume draws upon book history, manuscript studies, and editorial theory to recover four lost critical approaches to the sonnets, highlighting early readers’ interests in Shakespeare’s classical adaptations, political applicability, religious themes, and rhetorical skill during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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A Companion to Shakespeare s Sonnets

A Companion to Shakespeare s Sonnets

But an alliterative “meaning-string” – such as sonnet 25's favour, fortune, triumph, favourites, fair, frown, painful, famousèd, fight (an emendation), foiled, and forgot – encapsulates the argument of the poem in little, ...

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444332063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare?s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare?s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.
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Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets

For these seventeen sonnets meet the youth's narcissism with a relatively simple response , neatly summed up in a line from ... 98-100 ; Hilton Landry , Interpretations in Shakespeare's Sonnets ( Berkeley and Los Angeles , 1963 ) , pp .

Author: Philip Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521144639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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This study closely analyses sonnets to bring out what they can tell us of different kinds of love, particularly self-love, the relation of these to the world of natural growth and temporal succession, and finally the ways in which art can properly be defined as a form of love.
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Shakespeare s Sonnets in Russian

Shakespeare s Sonnets in Russian

The thesis is novel in that it offers an analysis of specific linguistic, literary and cultural challenges the numerous Russian translators have dealt with while translating the sonnets, as well as the strategies adopted in an effort to ...

Author: Elena Rassokhina

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ISBN: 9176016811

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 123

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"Shakespeares 154 sonnets have become the interest of several generations of Russian translators. Overall, after their first appearance in the middle of the nineteenth century, at least thirty-five Russian translations of the complete sonnet collection have been produced so far, though mostly during the last three decades. The overall objective of the present thesis is to examine the evolution of Russian translations of Shakespeares sonnets over the years. The thesis is novel in that it offers an analysis of specific linguistic, literary and cultural challenges the numerous Russian translators have dealt with while translating the sonnets, as well as the strategies adopted in an effort to resolve them. In order to achieve the study objectives, several individual sonnets and a number of their Russian translations have been selected as a sample representing challenging areas that have been more closely investigated in four articles. The method of cross comparison has been applied throughout the study. Both the introductory part and the articles address certain problematic translation issues, such as the sonnets formal structure, the pronouns of address, grammatical gender, bawdy language, sexual puns, culture-specific items, and metaphors. The results provide evidence for seeing translation as a multi-layered and ever-changing process, which, apart from the pure linguistic tasks, combines historical, political and ideological aspects. The findings of the study suggest that translation competence, namely deep understanding of the context and its fundamental cultural and social features, motivates the translators interpretation of the contradictions and uncertainties of Shakespeares poems. Those include the sonnets genre, relation to Shakespeares biography, the order of the poems in the first 1609 Quarto. The analysis also identifies the ways in which the target languages social and historical context have had an impact on the choices made by the translators. On the whole, the studys results do not contradict Mikhail Gasparovs model describing the pendulum-like movement from free to literal approaches through the history of Russian literary translation."--Page iii.
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Shakespeare s Sonnet 127 and the mysterious Dark Lady An Analysis

Shakespeare   s  Sonnet 127  and the mysterious  Dark Lady    An Analysis

About the background and the reliability of this edition prevails disagreement. It is not resolved whether Shakespeare had wanted the publication.

Author: Sarah Nitschke

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640593569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Erfurt, language: English, abstract: For about thirty years sonnet sequences were popular in England (1580s to the 1610s) . A sonnet is a poem of 14 lines of iambic pentameter with an elaborate rhyme scheme. The poets of these forms of poems wrote in order to express their deep human emotions. Especially, poets in Renaissance revealed the philosophy of humanism. Poets of Elizabethan time are mainly concerned with the subject of love. Thereby, they made use on metaphoric and poetic conventions which were developed by Italian poets of the fourteenth century like Petrarch or Dante. The Petrarchan, or Italian sonnet, consists of two quatrains and two tercets. To emphasize the idea of the poem, the rhyme scheme and structure work together. William Shakespeare reshaped the sonnet structure. The English, or Shakespearean sonnet, consists of three quatrains and a concluding couplet. Shakespeare used, like Petrarch, the structure of the sonnet to explore multiple facets of a topic in short. He, despite his high status as a dramatist, attracted no attention as a sonneteer . William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford upon Avon. In 1609 he retracted from the London live in theatre back to the city of his birth. In the very same year the publisher Thomas Thorpe announced the book “Shake-Speares Sonnets Never before Imprinted”. “When [Shakespeare] published his sonnets – or allowed them to be published – in 1609, the sonnet vogue was all but over [...]” . About the background and the reliability of this edition prevails disagreement. It is not resolved whether Shakespeare had wanted the publication. It is also uncertain whether the order of the sonnets is right or does it make any sense to rearrange the sequence. Even the division of the sequence into two parts – sonnet one till 126 address a young man and sonnet 127 till 154 address the Dark Lady – is questionable because many of the sonnets have no gender-markers. However, most editors accept the ordering from the 1609 edition . With 154 poems, Shakespeare wrote the longest sonnet cycle of the Elizabethan age. If we comply with the assumption of most editors, the poems one till 126 focuses a young blonde man, and the sonnets 127 till 152 are aimed at a Dark Lady who is the “conceptual antithesis of the young man” . The whole sequence ends with two rather insignificant love sonnets which have nothing to do with the previous sonnets.
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Shakespeare s Poems and Sonnets

Shakespeare s Poems and Sonnets

Analysis. of. Shakespeare's. Sonnets. Shakespeare's sonnets were published in 1609 by Thomas Thorpe. Shakespeare probably wrote the sonnets over many years, and it seems that he did not oversee their publication.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438115863

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Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.
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The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare s Sonnets

The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare s Sonnets

This book is an "Award-winning finalist in the Best New Nonfiction category of the National Best Books, 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Author: Helen Heightsman Gordon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413493742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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This book is an "Award-winning finalist in the Best New Nonfiction category of the National Best Books, 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News." The award includes a full-color listing live on USABookNews.com for six months. The judges also have underway a major publicity campaign announcing the award results, to be continued throughout the holidays. Free award images for our websites are available at http://www.ucabooknews.com/awardimages.html. TESTIMONIALS "Gordon intelligently and humanely explicates well over five dozen of the poems, providing the sonnets themselves, thorough and straightforward paraphrases, and concise but never hasty discussions. Sonnets are arranged thematically rather than in their standard 1609 published order, since Gordon believes that they were written at various times and prompted by a variety of circumstances . While [Helen] Vendler's explications of the Sonnets are more thorough and microscopic, Gordon's here are significantly more engaging and alive." -Review by Michael Delahoyde, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature (Fall, 2007)- "Both Jo and I have finished reading your excellent book: "Secret Love Story".. Your explanation of the sonnets is far and away the best interpretation that we have ever seen. I [tend] to be suspicious of [other authors] fitting every sonnet into a tightly structured time frame.. Your interpretation makes such good sense. It was also a compelling read." -From Ian Haste, Oxfordian scholar- "Fascinating reading . . . often more sympathetic to our life experiences and common sense than some interpretations I've seen. An at-times-dizzying new interpretation of the Sonnets and of the Shakespeare conundrum--negating the conventional wisdom that there is nothing new to be said about Shakespeare. Dr. Gordon's close reading of the Sonnets sometimes contrasts with other new theories, sometimes agrees or even augments them....Her explication of the notoriously opaque introduction to the Sonnets compels attention despite our reflexive distrust of ciphers and anagrams.... " -Wenonah Sharpe, Oxfordian Scholar- "I wish I'd had Helen Gordon's book when I was teaching Shakespeare's sonnets to high school students. They would have found the paraphrases extremely helpful and the love story strongly compelling. Her insightful commentaries on the sonnets are both enjoyable and revealing. They certainly cast new light on Shakespeare's sonnets with unusual, refreshing interpretations -- a must-read for all lovers of English literature." -Karen Whicker Ellis, English teacher- "As a long-time admirer of both Shakespeare's and Dr. Gordon's literary work,I was entranced by The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare's Sonnets. I found it hard to put down, as I couldn't wait to discover what was hidden in the next sonnet! Even readers who are not well-versed in Shakespearean literature will enjoy this intriguing, encrypted love story." -Heidi Winn, M.S., Licensed Psychotherapist-
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The Sonnets and a Lover s Complaint

The Sonnets and a Lover s Complaint

Among the nine essays – by Rodney Poisson, Martin Seymour-Smith, W. G. Ingram, Winifred Nowottny, Anton M. Pirkhofer, Landry himself (already the author of the useful Interpretations in Shakespeare's Sonnets, Berkeley, Calif., 1963), ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141914664

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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When this volume of Shakespeare's poems first appeared in 1609, he had already written most of the great plays that made him famous. The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. Also included is A Lover's Complaint, originally published with the sonnets, in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.
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Shakespeare s Sonnets and Poems

Shakespeare s Sonnets and Poems

Introduction wide variety of interpretations of the sonnets, observes: "There is room for subjective interpretations; and the licence has been freely used. It has been held that the sonnets of the main series were not all written to the ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671669263

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet - A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning - An index of first lines - An essay by Professor Lynne Magnusson, a leading Shakespeare scholar, providing a modern perspective on the poems - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
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Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets

For example, in “Shakespeare's Sonnets as Literary Property,” Marotti writes that “of the first 126, ... Mistress Davenant: The Dark Lady of Shakespeare's Sonnets. ... Rpt. in Shakespeare's Sonnets: Modern Critical Interpretations.

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135023256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field. The contributors' diverse approaches range from the new historicism to the new bibliography, from formalism to feminism, from reception theory to cultural materialism, and from biographical criticism to queer theory. In addition, James Schiffer's introduction offers a comprehensive survey of 400 years of criticism of these fascinating, enigmatic poems.
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Literatur und Lebenskunst

Literatur und Lebenskunst

“About Love, and Loving“1 Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 and Its Role in Cooper's King of Shadows Eva Oppermann, Kassel Among Shakespeare's sonnets, 116 is probably the best known. It also is one of those the meaning of which is most ...

Author: Eva Oppermann

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 9783899581676

Category: Authorship

Page: 298

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Categories: Authorship

Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets

... Shakespeare in the Stratford Records (1994) G.E.Bentley, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage, 7 vols (1968) British Library Manuscript Harold Bloom, ed., Critical Interpretations: Shakespeare's Sonnets (New York, 1987) M.C.Bradbrook, ...

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408143551

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan-Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students. This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.
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Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

Most critics still shy away from treating Shakespeare's sonnet cycle as a whole since they are in a quandary over the principle or principles of ... 2 Interpretations in Shakespeare's Sonnets ( Berkeley and Los Angeles , 1963 ) , p . 3.

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521523699

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare s Poems

Shakespeare s Poems

To begin , let us set aside the meaning of the crux to analyze the problem bibliographically . ... In the first half of the eighteenth century , when the emendation took hold , the stemma for Shakespeare's Sonnets was not clear .

Author: Stephen Orgel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815329644

Category: Drama

Page: 364

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Shakespeare has never been more ubiquitous, not only on the stage and in academic writing, but in film, video and the popular press. On television, he advertises everything from cars to fast food. His birthplace, the tiny Warwickshire village of Stratford-Upon-Avon, has been transformed into a theme park of staggering commercialism, and the New Globe, in its second season, is already a far bigger business than the old Globe could ever have hoped to be. If popular culture cannot do without Shakespeare, continually reinventing him and reimagining his drama and his life, neither can the critical and scholarly world, for which Shakespeare has, for more than two centuries, served as the central text for analysis and explication, the foundation of the western literary canon and the measure of literary excellence.The Shakespeare the essays collected in these volumes reveal is fully as multifarious as the Shakespeare of theme parks, movies and television. Indeed, it is part of the continuing reinvention of Shakespeare. The essays are drawn for the most part from work done in the past three decades, though a few essential, enabling essays from an earlier period have been included. They not only chart the directions taken by Shakespeare studies in the recent past, but they serve to indicate the enormous and continuing vitality of the enterprise, and the extent to which Shakespeare has become a metonym for literary and artistic endeavor generally.
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Genius and Creativity

Genius and Creativity

Recent developments in personality and social psychology : A citation analysis . ... Spurious correlation : A causal interpretation . ... Shakespeare's sonnets : A case of and for single - case historiometry .

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567502563

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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What underlies the worlds most acclaimed acts of creative genius? Can we predict who has the capacity to become a noble creator? These are just a sample of questions addressed by the studies in this book, tackled by the author in unique fashion. He first compiles large databases on samples of eminent creators and their products. The databases, which may include both biographical and historical information, as well as characteristics on the creations, are then subjected to advanced statistical analyses. In this way, the investigator can tease out the factors that led to the achievements of an Archimedes, Descartes, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, or Beethoven. We can also discover the reasons for the phenomenal success of certain masterpieces. By using these historiometric methods, psychologists can enhance our scientific comprehension of the most important phenomena of human behavior - creativity and genius.
Categories: Psychology