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.
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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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