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Reason diminished : Shakespeare and the marvelous, Peter G. Platt

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Reason diminished : Shakespeare and the marvelous
Title
Reason diminished
Title remainder
Shakespeare and the marvelous
Statement of responsibility
Peter G. Platt
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Language
eng
Summary
Reason Diminished examines "the power that wonder wields over reason in [Shakespeare's] late plays, both philosophically and dramaturgically." Peter Platt posits that, in these famous plays, wonder and the marvelous are assigned preeminent positions over reason and order. In fact, Platt argues that the marvelous played a crucial role in Renaissance culture as a whole. The book opens by surveying theories of wonder from Aristotle's Poetics and Metaphysics through the writings of Renaissance theorists. A crucial chapter examines the many ways that the Renaissance attempted to bring the marvelous to bear on the world around it. The next two chapters look at the tension between realism and the marvelous in Elizabethan fiction and the theatrical tradition of the masque. Part of the book examines the role of wonder and the marvelous in Shakespeare's romances: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. "Shakespeare's 'romances'" writes Platt, "represent various experiments with the marvelous." Platt argues that "late Shakespeare ... invites the spectators to engage in - and in some cases to shape - the marvels on the stage before them." A persuasive and resourceful study of some of Shakespeare's most celebrated works, Reason Diminished will add significantly to the ongoing reassessment of Shakespeare's plays and the world in which they took shape
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Peter G.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.M34
LC item number
P58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Marvelous, The, in literature
  • Reason in literature
  • Marvelous, The, in literature
  • Reason in literature
  • Wonderen
  • Rede (filosofie)
  • Merveilleux (littérature)
  • Raison
  • Merveilleux
  • ((Das)) Wunderbare
  • Drama
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Reason diminished : Shakespeare and the marvelous, Peter G. Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (D. Phil., Oxford University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-258) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of wonder from Aristotle to the Renaissance -- Wonder and the reformation of images -- Womder and the natural world -- Wonder and Elizabethan fiction -- The masque and the marvelous -- Pericles and the wonder of unburdened proof -- "Amaz'd with matter" and "perplex'd in all": wonder in Cymbeline -- Reason diminished: wonder in The winter's tale -- Wonder personified, wonder anatomized: The tempest
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780803237148
Lccn
96031074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292680
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292680
Label
Reason diminished : Shakespeare and the marvelous, Peter G. Platt
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (D. Phil., Oxford University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of wonder from Aristotle to the Renaissance -- Wonder and the reformation of images -- Womder and the natural world -- Wonder and Elizabethan fiction -- The masque and the marvelous -- Pericles and the wonder of unburdened proof -- "Amaz'd with matter" and "perplex'd in all": wonder in Cymbeline -- Reason diminished: wonder in The winter's tale -- Wonder personified, wonder anatomized: The tempest
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780803237148
Lccn
96031074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292680
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292680

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