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- Shakespeare's Noise
- Kenneth Gross
- 06 March 2017 Kenneth Gross
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How Shakespeare's preoccupation with noisy speech echoed and transformed a broader cultural obsession with the perils of rumor slander and libel in Renaissance EnglandElegantly written and passionately argued Shakespeare's Noise will challenge and delight anyone who loves his plays from scholars to general readers actors and directors.
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Through them offers a vision of the work of words in his plays Coriolanus's taunts or Lear's curses force us to think not just about how Shakespeare's characters speak but also about how they hear overhear and mishear what is spoken how rumor becomes tragic knowledge for Hamlet or opens Othello to fantastic jealousies Gross also shows.
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You common cry of curs whose breath I hate As reek o'th'rotten fens whose loves I prize As the dead carcasses of unburied men That do corrupt my air I banish you from CoriolanusKenneth Gross explores Shakespeare's deep fascination with dangerous and disorderly forms of speaking especially rumor slander insult vituperation and curse and.