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Now I am alone

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...When Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Polonius and the Players leave him in Act 2 Scene 2 of Hamlet, the hero conveys intense relief in what is, in effect, a self-addressed stage direction. ‘Now I am alone’, he says, and launches into his second,...

Romeo and Juliet

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...Act 3 Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet opens with Juliet speaking a soliloquy whose risqué nature led to its being radically cut in performance, or even entirely suppressed, between the Restoration and the early twentieth century. Only one scene...

Soliloquy and self

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

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...In early modern English, the word ‘self’ had the sense of the Latin ipse, meaning, the OED says, ‘to indicate emphatically that the reference is to the person or thing mentioned and not, or not merely, to some other’, and usually glossed...

Introduction

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

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...We tend to remember soliloquies primarily as unique dramatic or cinematic events or reading experiences, but in fact they work in concert with other soliloquies within Shakespearean plays or – as with Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III – even...

Is this a dagger

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...In Act 2 Scene 1 of Macbeth the hero speaks one of the best known of Shakespeare’s soliloquies. Macbeth has instructed a servant to ask Lady Macbeth to strike a bell to let him know when his drink is ready and then to go to bed. (‘Lady...

Staging soliloquy

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...In Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies, James Hirsh provides the most substantial account of the soliloquy in recent critical writing, and Brian Cummings commends him for his view of soliloquy as performative, not cognitive. Cummings...

Origins

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

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...i. MedievalThe very structure of the Elizabethan playhouse was adapted from the religious staging of medieval mystery plays. The roof above the performers was known as ‘the heavens’ and the area under the stage, at least in a stage...

Some kinds of soliloquy

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

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...i. Choral soliloquyIn Act 3 Scene 2 of Hamlet, the hero arranges for a play to be performed before the court with the aim of compelling the king to reveal his guilt. During a short break in the action, Hamlet responds to a query from...

Attributes of Shakespearean soliloquy

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...Every soliloquy in Shakespeare is unique, both to the dramatic moment of its occurrence and to the stylistic habits and patterns of the character uttering it, although we can trace relationships among soliloquies too, and I shall be doing...

Introduction

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...This section did not form part of my original plan for this book. I formulated the idea of it as I thought more carefully about not only what a difference the individual actor in a specific performance makes to the way we understand...