Shakespearean Sensations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/31/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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This strong and timely collection provides fresh insights into how Shakespeare's plays and poems were understood to affect bodies, minds and emotions. Contemporary criticism has had surprisingly little to say about the early modern period's investment in imagining literature's impact on feeling. Shakespearean Sensations brings together scholarship from a range of well-known and new voices to address this fundamental gap. The book includes a comprehensive introduction by Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard and comprises three sections focusing on sensations aroused in the plays; sensations evoked in the playhouse; and sensations found in the imaginative space of the poems. With dedicated essays on Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Twelfth Night, the collection explores how seriously early modern writers took their relationship with their audiences and reveals new connections between early modern literary texts and the emotional and physiological experiences of theatregoers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: imagining audiences
Feeling fear in Macbeth
Hearing Iago's withheld confession
Self-love, spirituality, and the senses in Twelfth Night
Conceiving tragedy
Playing with appetite in early modern comedy
Notes towards an analysis of early modern applause
Catharsis as 'purgation' in Shakespearean drama
Epigrammatic commotions
Poetic 'making' and moving the soul
Shakespearean pain
Afterword: senses of an ending
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