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Barnardine’s Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare’s Detail

Michael Pennington

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263518
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0007

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Barnardine’s Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare’s Detail

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This lecture discusses memories of appreciating William Shakespeare's work. It reveals the various theatre adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including Hamlet, Macbeth, and As You Like It, and some notable theatre actors who contributed to the portrayal of Shakespeare's characters. It examines Shakespeare's use of language in his works, including several other literary techniques he used.

Keywords: William Shakespeare; theatre adaptations; use of language; literary techniques; theatre actors; Hamlet; Macbeth; As You Like It

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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