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Author Clemen, Wolfgang.

Title A commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III / Wolfgang Clemen.

Publication Info. London : Routledge, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 247 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Routledge library editions. Shakespeare
Routledge library editions. Shakespeare. Critical studies ; 8
Routledge library editions. Shakespeare.
Routledge library editions. Shakespeare. Critical studies ; 8.
Note Originally published: London : Methuen, 1968.
Includes index.
Contents Cover; A COMMENTARY ON SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFATORY NOTE; INTRODUCTION; Act I; SCENE ONE; General Structure; The Opening Soliloquy; The Pre-Shakespearian Opening Soliloquy; Dialogue-Technique in the Episodes with Clarence and Hastings; Forms of Irony in I, i; The Language of the Dialogue; Richard's Soliloquies; Exposition within the Scene; SCENE TWO; Anne's Soliloquy; The Address as a Means of Irony; Anne's Speech of Imprecation; The Technique of the Dialogue; Richard's Tactics.
The 'Conversion-Speech'Psychological Development; Richard's Concluding Soliloquy; Conversion-Scenes and Wooing-Scenes in Pre-Shakespearian Drama; SCENE THREE; Structure; The Opening Episodes; Richard's Entry and Behaviour; Richard's Use of Language; Margaret; Margaret and the Stage Action; Simultaneous Staging in Pre-Shakespearian Drama; Linguistic Structure; Richard as the Instrument of Nemesis; Past and Future Dramatically Portrayed; The Curses; Curses in Pre-Shakespearian Drama; Warnings and Prophecies; Margaret's Final Curse; Richard's Soliloquy; The Interlude with the Murderers.
Incitement to Murder in Pre-Shakespearian DramaSCENE FOUR; The 'Self-Contained' Scene in Shakespeare's Plays; The Place of the Scene in the Dramatic Structure; The Composition of the Scene; Clarence's Dream; The Journey to the Underworld; Comparison with Richard's Dream in V, iii; Dramatization of the Dream-Narrative; The Dream: Language and Versification; Dreams in Pre-Shakespearian Drama; Brakenbury's Monologue; The Murder-Scene; The Conversation on Conscience; The Dialogue with Clarence; Murder-Scenes in Pre-Shakespearian Drama; Act II; SCENE ONE; The Reconciliation-Scene.
Technique of RepetitionIrony and Ambiguity; Richard's Entry; The Derby-Episode as a 'Mirror-Scene'; The King's Final Speech; SCENE TWO; The Opening: The Children; Children in Elizabethan Drama; The Lament; Richard's Entry; Buckingham's Speech; SCENE THREE; The Time-Element in Richard III; II, iii as a Choric Scene; II, iii as a Mirror-Scene; Structure and Themes; Anticipation and Foreboding; The Use of Proverbs; Recurrent Key-Words; SCENE FOUR; Portrayal of Richard; References to Time and Place; Dialogue-Technique; The Messenger; Language and Style of the Passionate Rhetorical Speech; Act III.
SCENE ONEStructure of the Scene; The Arrival in London; The Discussion of Sanctuary; The Discussion about Caesar; Richard and the Figure of Vice; The Talk with York; Forms of Irony; Versification; Final Section; SCENE TWO; The Messenger's Entry; Stanley's Dream; The Catesby-Episode: Ironic Contrast; The Tower as a Scene of Action; SCENE THREE; Treatment of a Minor Episode; The Spectacle and the Text; Turning-Point in the Action; SCENE FOUR; Hastings' RĂ´le and Dramatic Irony; Richard's Entry; The Reversal of the Situation; Hastings' Epilogue; Scene-Endings in Richard III; SCENE FIVE.
Summary First published in 1968. Providing a detailed and rigorous analysis of Richard III, this Commentary reveals every nuance of meaning whilst maintaining a firm grasp on the structure of the play. The result is an outstanding lesson in the methodology of Shakespearian criticism as well as an essential study for students of the early plays of Shakespeare.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III.
King Richard III (Shakespeare, William)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Clemen, Wolfgang. Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III 0415352797 (OCoLC)863540855
ISBN 9781136559297 (electronic book)
1136559299 (electronic book)
9781315018324 (e-book)
1315018322 (e-book)