Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life (Hardback)Julia Reinhard Lupton (author)
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Focusing on five works (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale), Lupton remakes the concept of dwelling by drawing on a variety of sources, including modern design theory, Renaissance treatises on husbandry and housekeeping, and the philosophies of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. The resulting synthesis not only offers a new entry point into the contemporary study of environments; it also shows how Shakespeare's works help us continue to make sense of our primal creaturely need for shelter.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 23 mm
"Shakespeare Dwelling takes its place in a trilogy that started with Citizen-Saints and continued in Thinking with Shakespeare. Together the three books offer an extended meditation on interfaces among politics, life, and literature (especially drama, and especially Shakespeare) that is, in my judgment, largely unmatched since the collapse of Modernism and the fading from view of public intellectuals like Lionel Trilling. Such ambitions, as Julia demonstrates, are still possible."
--Bruce R. Smith, University of Southern California
"In Shakespeare Dwelling Julia Reinhard Lupton offers an account of the spaces and sites that Shakespeare's characters inhabit and, crucially, the way in which these spaces come to shape human interaction, social meaning, and the theatrical experience. . . . Lupton covers new and exciting methodological ground by bringing together an eclectic range of theoretical underpinnings to her analysis."--Modern Philology
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