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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
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Shakespeare, Objects and Phenomenology

Daggers of the Mind

Authors: Sachon, Susan

  • Addresses the lack of studies on objects in Shakespeare over the years
    Views Shakespeare’s language as inextricably bound up with our own experience of objects in his plays 
    Engages the reader in an intense exploration of the relationship between object and language in the plays, examining the way the texts are written to shape our perception of objects 

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  • Due: May 15, 2019
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About this book


This book explores ways in which Shakespeare’s writing strategies shape our embodied perception of objects – both real and imaginary – in four of his plays. Taking the reader on a series of perceptual journeys, it engages in an exciting dialogue between the disciplines of phenomenology, cognitive studies, historicist research and modern acting techniques, in order to probe our sentient and intuitive responses to Shakespeare’s language. What happens when we encounter objects on page and stage; and how we can imagine that impact in performance? What influences might have shaped the language that created them; and what do they reveal about our response to what we see and hear? By placing objects under the phenomenological lens, and scrutinising them as vital conduits between lived experience and language, this book illuminates Shakespeare’s writing as a rich source for investigation into the way we think, feel and communicate as embodied beings.


About the authors

Susan Sachon is Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2013. She has directed over 40 productions locally, including Shakespeare plays, owned a successful part-time theatre school for young people for over 20 years, and runs Shakespeare workshops where she also coaches students for exams and auditions.  

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05207-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $89.99
price for USA
  • Due: May 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05206-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare, Objects and Phenomenology
Book Subtitle
Daggers of the Mind
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05207-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05207-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05206-5
Edition Number
1
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