n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen : book review
|Article Title||Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary, Alan C. Dessen : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||89 - 91|
Extracted from text ... ALAN C. DESSEN. Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999 283 pp. Reviewed by DENNIS SCHAUFFER In this meticulous and well-researched study Dessen proceeds from John Shearman's contention that "wherever possible a work of art should be interpreted by throwing it back into the nest of ideas in which it was born" (1). In pursuit of this objective, and with specific reference to Shakespeare's plays, he articulates three questions that the rest of the book then explores. These questions that he recalls (with interesting variation to the wording) towards the middle of the work and at the ..
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