Jacques Coulardeau has been reading Shakespeare’s plays and poetry for at least more than 60 years. He has watched hundreds of plays and other productions by Shakespeare or adapted from Shakespeare on all stages imaginable and on all screens possible.
In this volume, he considers the full collection of Shakespeare’s plays as produced by the BBC for television. But he enriches and expands this corpus of reviews with extra-reviews written for wider projects, research conferences or various publications, most of them for students or researchers confronted to Shakespeare for an exam or for a lifelong exploration of the intricacies of this work.
He is not interested in the speculations about the “identity” or “identities” of this playwright known as Shakespeare, and certainly not about the gender orientation of the man, who after all could be a woman. Why not Queen Elizabeth I. Such ventures, too often badly inspired from psychoanalysis, are of no interest and do not bring anything new about the plays and the style of these plays as well as of Shakespeare’s poetry.
But Shakespeare’s work is music above everything. Every linguistic element of his language is turned by William Shakespeare into rhythm, melody, harmony, in one word, music, syncopated or not. And that is the unique unifying element of all the plays attributed to this playwright who knew what wrought-speech-and-voice was for the stage, and even for the screen, three centuries before the screens appeared.
Some sections are in French and in that case the English quotes are translated into French in endnotes. But by far most of this book is in English.
Print Length: 264 pages (80,000 words)
Publisher: Éditions La Dondaine; 1 edition (February 15, 2020)
Publication Date: February 15, 2020
Language: English, with some French
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Shakespearian Addiction Extra resources
In this document, you will find essentially three tools for you to understand, enjoy, discover and penetrate the poetry of William Shakespeare. These tools are indispensable for the volume entitled Shakespearian Addiction published in Amazon Kindle Store as a Kindle book. These tools cannot be included in a commercial book, even though the second tool on the Rhetorical Devices has been vastly expanded with my own work.
So, enjoy the rich content of this volume and use it as much as you want, but do not forget to quote your sources and to give back to Julius Caesar (another JC) what is Caesar’s. (40,000 words)
Table of contents
54- THOMAS CHRISTOPHER, TO WIT: AN E-ZINE ON HOW TO BE A WIT, JANUARY 8, 2007
55- ROBERT A. HARRIS, A HANDBOOK OF RHETORICAL DEVICES, VERSION DATE: JANUARY 19, 2013, http://virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm, VASTLY ENRICHED AND DEVELOPED.
56- IRA CLARK , “MEASURE FOR MEASURE”: CHIASMUS, JUSTICE, AND MERCY