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  1. George Whalley and a Way of Reading Shakespeare.John Baxter - 2012 - Animus 15.
    When Whalley moves beyond his normal range of expertise, as in the essay “Jane Austen: Poet,” it is clear that he could have done so more frequently—and with particular relevance to the study of Shakespeare. Austen, he argues, is a poet in two important senses: in her “craftsmanship in language” and in her “conduct of the action.” How he would have viewed the relation of Shakespeare’s action and his language may be deduced from his Austen essay, from his translation of (...)
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  2. "The Disposition of Natures": Aristotle, Comedy, and Shakespare's Measure for Measure.Jonathan Goosen - 2012 - Animus 15.
    The theory of comedy implicit in Aristotle’s Poetics has been developed in fascinating ways by recent scholarship. This essay applies aspects of this work to Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, finding that the emotion of indignation, the plot device of the hoax, and the experience of catharsis are key structural principles in Shakespeare’s extraordinary comedy.
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  3. "Goats and Monkeys!":; Shakespeare, Hobbes, and the State of Nature.Andrew Moore - 2012 - Animus 15.
    The human capacity to oscillate between different ontological states is one of the central preoccupations of King Lear and Othello. In each play Shakespeare dismantles what he considers erroneous accounts of human nature, both traditional and emergent, in order to advance an account of our nature this is premised on human liberty, which the playwright describes as a capacity to act against nature. To demonstrate this capacity King Lear and Othello illustrate how the absence of political restraints allows characters to (...)
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  4. " What a Piece of Work is Man": Theatrical Anthropology in Hamlet.Ken Jacobsen - 2012 - Animus 15:47-86.
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