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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

About the editors

JAMES E. BERG is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA ANDRÉ G. BOURASSA is Professor Emeritus at the École supérieure de théâtre at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada MICHAEL BRISTOL teaches in the Department of English at McGill University, Canada ANTHONY DAWSON is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, Canada WILLIAM DODD formerly taught English Literature at the Universities of Bologna and Siena, Italy ANDREW JAMES HARTLEY is the Distinguished Chair of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA LEANORE LIEBLEIN researches on the performing body at McGill University, Canada TREVOR PONECH is Associate Professor of English at McGill University, Canada CAMILLE WELLS SLIGHTS is Professor Emerita at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada MYRNA WYATT SELKIRK teaches on the Drama and Theatre Program in the English Department at McGill University, Canada ROBERT WEIMANN is Professor Emeritus of Drama at University of California, Irvine, USA SARAH WERNER is the director of the Folger-GW Undergraduate Research Seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library, USA

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