Shakespeare and Character

Theory, History, Performance, and Theatrical Persons

  • Paul Yachnin
  • Jessica Slights

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Yachnin, Jessica Slights
      Pages 1-18
  3. Theory

  4. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. André G. Bourassa
      Pages 83-97
  5. Performance

  6. Theatrical Persons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Anthony Dawson
      Pages 197-213
    3. Sarah Werner
      Pages 232-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 250-259

About this book


Shakespeare and Character brings together leading scholars in theory, literary criticism, and performance studies in order to redress a serious gap in Shakespeare studies and to put character back at the centre of our understanding of Shakespeare's achievement as an artist and thinker.


fiction King Lear William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Yachnin
    • 1
  • Jessica Slights
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Acadia UniversityCanada

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