Shakespeare/Sense: Contemporary readings in sensory culture

Simon Smith (Editor)

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Shakespeare | Sense explores the intersection of Shakespeare and sensory studies, asking what sensation can tell us about early modern drama and poetry, and, conversely, how Shakespeare explores the senses in his literary craft, his fictional worlds, and his stagecraft.15 substantial new essays by leading Shakespeareans working in sensory studies and related disciplines interrogate every aspect of Shakespeare and sense, from the place of hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste in early modern life, literature, and performance culture, through to the significance of sensation in 21st century engagements with Shakespeare on stage, screen and page.The volume explores and develops current methods for studying Shakespeare and sensation, reflecting upon the opportunities and challenges created by this emergent and influential area of scholarly enquiry. Many chapters develop fresh readings of particular plays and poems, from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Tempest to less-studied works such as The Comedy of Errors, Venus and Adonis, Troilus and Cressida, and Cymbeline.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Number of pages400
ISBN (Electronic)9781474273251, 9781474273244
ISBN (Print)9781474273237
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameArden Shakespeare Intersections
PublisherBloomsbury Arden Shakespeare


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