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Shakespeare’s Speculative Art

Authors: Hunt, M.

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About this book

This is the first book-length analysis of Shakespeare s depiction of specula (mirrors) to reveal the literal and allegorical functions of mirrors in the playwright s art and thought. Adding a new dimension to the plays Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Henry the Fifth, Love s Labor s Lost, A Midsummer Night s Dream, and All s Well That Ends Well, Maurice A. Hunt also references mirrors in a wide range of external sources, from the Bible to demonic practices. Looking at the concept of speculation through its multiple meanings - cognitive, philosophical, hypothetical, and provisional - this original reading suggests Shakespeare as a craftsman so prescient and careful in his art that he was able to criticize the queen and a former patron with such impunity that he could still live as a gentleman.

About the authors

MAURICE A. HUNT is a Professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hunt, Maurice A.

    Pages 1-8

  • Speculative Understanding and Ignorance in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth

    Hunt, Maurice A.

    Pages 9-48

  • Holding Up Drama as an “Ideal” Mirror in Hamlet and The Life of King Henry the Fifth

    Hunt, Maurice A.

    Pages 49-97

  • Mirroring Queen Elizabeth in John Lyly’s Comedies

    Hunt, Maurice A.

    Pages 99-125

  • Mirroring Queen Elizabeth in Love’s Labor’s Lost

    Hunt, Maurice A.

    Pages 127-150

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare’s Speculative Art
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Maurice A. Hunt
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33928-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230339286
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11661-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29727-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 263
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