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Shakespeare's Play Within Play
Medieval Imagery and Scenic Form in Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear

By Cherrell Guilfoyle

Shakespeare's Play Within Play
Hardback, 165 pages £19.50
Published: 1990
ISBN: 9780918720344
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Series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph

In his foreward to the volume, Clifford Davidson praises Guilfoyle's application of the concept of scenic form in her study of Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear, and her exposition of Shakespeare's historical consciousness, noting her sensitive examination of the shape of the playwright's scenes when placed against traditional visual configurations and related textual resonances. Any student of Shakespeare will benefit from the nuanced study of his imagery and how it helps to color his characters and the action in his plays.

Acknowledgments Foreward Introduction Ower Swete Sokor: The Role of Ophelia in Hamlet The Beginning of Hamlet King Hamlet's Two Successors A Kind of Vengeance: Images of Classical and Divine Vengeance in Hamlet Othello, Otuel, and the English Charlemagne Romances Lead to the Sagittary: Victim and Predator in Othello Mactacio Desdemonae: Medieval Scenic Form in the Last Scene of Othello The Way to Dover: Arthurian Imagery in King Lear The Redemption of King Lear

Cherrell Guilfoyle was an honorary research associate at the University of Western Australia.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 165 pages

BIC Code:
  LIT011000, LIT015000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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