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The improbability of Othello : rhetorical anthropology and shakespearean selfhood

Altman, Joel B. (Author). NetLibrary, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • OCLC: ocn615636933
  • ISBN: 0226016129 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780226016122 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (450 p.)
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue. 'As if for surety': the problematics of shakespearean probability -- Toward a rhetorical genealogy of Othello -- 'My parts, my title, and my perfect soul': ingenuity, apodeixis, and the origins of rhetorical anthropology -- 'Against my estimation': ciceronian decorum, stoic constancy, and the production of ethos -- The logic of Renaissance rhetoric -- 'Apt and true': speech, world, and thought in Shakespeare's humanist dialectic -- 'Yonder's foul murders done': place, predicament, and grammatical space on Cyprus -- Willful words, Christian anxieties, and shakespearean dramaturgy -- 'Tis in ourselves that we are thus, or thus': will, habit, and the discourse of res -- 'Preposterous conclusions': eros, enargeia, and composition in Othello -- 'Prophetic fury': the language of theatrical potentiality and the economy of shakespearean reception -- Tropings of the self in Shakespeare's scripts -- 'I am not what I am': Shakespeare's scripted subject -- 'Nobody. I myself': discovering what passes show -- Performing the improbable other on Shakespeare's stage -- 'Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago': ligatures of self and stranger -- 'It is not words that shakes me thus': Burbage, as if Othello -- Epilogue. 'Make not impossible/that which but seems unlike': the twilight of probability and the dawn of shakespearean romance.
Subject: Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616
Probability in literature
Self in literature
Rhetoric, Renaissance

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