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Acting and Action in Shakespearean Tragedy
Michael Goldman

Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691611839
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This intensely personal book develops a new approach to the study of action in drama. Michael Goldman eloquently applies a method based on a crucial fact: our experience of a play in the theater is almost exclusively our experience of acting.

Originally published in 1985.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Table of Contents:

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. vii
  • Acknowledgments, pg. ix
  • I. Introduction, pg. 1
  • II. "To Be or Not To Be" and the Spectrum of Action, pg. 17
  • III. Othello's Cause, pg. 46
  • IV. Acting and Feeling: Histrionic Imagery in King Lear, pg. 71
  • V. Speaking Evil: Language and Action in Macbeth, pg. 94
  • VI. Antony and Cleopatra: Action as Imaginative Command, pg. 112
  • VII. Characterizing Coriolanus, pg. 140
  • Notes, pg. 169
  • Index, pg. 181

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