Shakespeare's letters / Alan Stewart.
By: Stewart, AlanMaterial type: TextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: xvi, 405 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780199549276Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation | Letters in literature | Letter writing in literatureDDC classification: 822.33 LOC classification: PR3069.L46 | S74 2008Online resources: Table of contents only
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hakespeare's plays are stuffed with letters - 111 appear on stage in all but five of his dramas. But for modern actors, directors, and critics they are frequently an awkward embarrassment. Alan Stewart shows how and why Shakespeare put letters on stage in virtually all of his plays. By reconstructing the very different uses to which letters were put in Shakespeare's time
Includes bibliographical references (p. -392) and index.
Searching for Shakespeare's letters -- The materiality of Shakespeare's letters -- Shakespeare's Roman letters -- Shakespeare and the carriers -- Shylock is Shakespeare: letters of credit in The merchant of Venice -- The matter of messengers in King Lear -- Lovers' lines: letters to Ophelia -- Rewriting Hamlet.