The Shakespeare Project and Ensuing Essays

The Shakespeare Project and Ensuing Essays

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For twenty-plus years on a small Midwestern campus, Dr. Lewis has directed The Shakespeare Project, a seminar scrutinizing four-six plays per semester with a cadre of accompanying Sonnets. Master a method of reading the Bard through focus on a small set vis-a-vis scattershot survey, his syllabi promised, and one not only could, but would want to read Shakespeare--not for an age, but for all time (Ben Jonson)--all one's life. The Bard's idiom, though complex, proves eminently comprehensible, as have observed such scholars as Kermode, Vendler, Bloom, Garber, Greenblatt, Nuttall, Booth, Eliot, Auden, and others. This book, the harvest of Lewis' endeavor, consists of three parts: the seminar essay-syllabi; a collection of close readings of Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, Henry VIII, Timon, and The Sonnets; and a series of footnotes intended as mini-master essays on minutiae. The Project is grounded on the originary definition of scholarship as studying in school, and offers a revisionary reading of three minor characters in Shakespeare's tragedies (Emilia, Albany, Siward), in the process of contending for a sensible coalescence of 'old-fashioned' character criticism with New Critical and Poststructural perspectives. The text also formulates criteria for responsible reading via triple vision-perceiving the work as at once reality, poem, and play-a method forwarded through addressing ethical matters in the works: faith, in Hamlet; conscience, in Henry VIII; stewardship, in Timon of Athens. The Shakespeare Project models reinfusing Shakespeare as terrain for critical thinking that affects everyday life.
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2015
ISBN: 9781443871594
1443871591
Characteristics: xviii, 265 pages ; 21 cm

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