Shakeseare’s Theater of Likeness

Shakeseare’s Theater of LikenessR. Allen Shoaf

New Academia Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 0976704234

The word “like” occurs some 2,400 times in the writings ascribed to Shakespeare. So many occurrences of the word suggest that Shakespeare’s is a theater of likeness, “as you like it.” This book demonstrates that part of the enduring value of Shakespeare’s art is his poetry of likeness here, in the “land of unlikeness,” where human beings invent their likenesses. It shows that Shakespeare’s theater is also Shakespeare’s theory of the psychology of likeness and unlikeness in the human striving for the most elusive (and allusive) of all attainments, an individual identity.

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