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The Rakish Stage: Studies in English Drama, 1660-1800

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This important new collection is keyed to a fresh analysis of the ways in which meaning can be examined and the caution with which critics should proceed.Writing with his customary extraordinary clarity, Hume argues for a move beyond the kinds of interpretation prevalent for the last 30 years based upon close reading. With subtlety and fine sense, Content and Meaning in the Drama, chapter one, outlines how to identify and analyze the meaning of plays in ways that go beyond questions of effective impact and enter the realm ...

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The Rakish Stage: Studies in English Drama, 1660-1800
1983, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809311002

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