Playhouse and Cosmos: Shakespearean Theater as Metaphor
University of Delaware Press, 1985 - 188 psl.
Playhouse and Cosmos systematically and comprehensively describes the function of theater and role-playing as metaphors in Shakespearean drama. The author examines this metaphor's revelatory and liberating power and concludes by affirming, with Shakespeare, the creative power of theatricality in life and in art.
Reality in Play Playhouse as Emblem Performance as Metaphor
Reality and Play in Dramatic Fiction
Theatrical Fiction and the Reality of Love in As You Like It
Heroism History and the Theater in Henry V
From Community to Society Cultural Transformation in Macbeth
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