Circumstantial shakespeare lorna hutson oxford wells shakespeare lectures offers original account of shakespearean character explains the pre history of circumstances in rhetorical theory before the emergence of statistical probability develops existing semiotic theory of the importance of offstage space and time in theatre in new ways. Shakespeares characters are thought to be his greatest achievement imaginatively autonomous possessed of depth and individuality this view has survived the deconstruction of shakespeare as author and has been revitalized by the recent emphasis on the collaborative nature of early modern theatre. Shakespeares characters are thought to be his greatest achievement imaginatively autonomous possessed of depth and individuality while his plots are said to be second hand and careless of details of time and place. Circumstantial shakespeare draws on early modern textbooks of rhetoric and composition to explodes these myths it shows that the word circumstances referred in shakespeares time to topics of time place and manner used in forensic inquiry to prove motive and desire. In circumstantial shakespeare lorna hutson proposes a very different approach to the issue one that begins with a turn away from character altogether hutson argues instead that psychological depth is a product of plot and more particularly of the dramatic rendering of circumstances which in renaissance rhetorical theory
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