Reflections on Fictionality : : the poetics of "Henry V" / / Susanne Riecker.

This study deals with the central reflection figure of the fictional in Shakespeare's history play Henry V: "mockery." At the core of this analysis is the relation of "mockeries" and "true things" in Henry V. The play makes use of this relation to construe its own...

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Place / Publishing House:Paderborn : : Brill | Schöningh,, 2023.
Year of Publication:2023
Language:English
Series:Beiträge zur englischen und amerikanischen Literatur ; Band 41
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 194 pages).
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Summary:This study deals with the central reflection figure of the fictional in Shakespeare's history play Henry V: "mockery." At the core of this analysis is the relation of "mockeries" and "true things" in Henry V. The play makes use of this relation to construe its own poetics, balancing truth and history with imitation and poetry in the sense of fiction. This study examines aspects of communication and translation, the role of the audience, concepts of possibility and necessity, and contextualises the play in early modern discourse on poetry and poetics.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:3657795650
Hierarchical level:Monograph
Statement of Responsibility: Susanne Riecker.