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"A lean and hungry look": sight; ekphrasis; irony; in Julius Caesar and Henry V

"A lean and hungry look": sight; ekphrasis; irony; in Julius Caesar and Henry V
"A lean and hungry look": sight; ekphrasis; irony; in Julius Caesar and Henry V
Shakespeare’s version of the description of Cassius’s ‘look’ in North’s Plutarch exploits classical and Early Modern uncertainty concerning the physiology of sight. In both Julius Caesar and Henry V, Shakespeare creates ambiguity and irony through his uses of North, and through techniques of ekphrasis (‘vivid description’) and enargeia (‘laying before the eyes’). The results valuably involve readers and spectators in imaginative debate.
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153-165
King, Ros
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King, Ros
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King, Ros (2016) "A lean and hungry look": sight; ekphrasis; irony; in Julius Caesar and Henry V. [in special issue: Shakespeare and Rome] Shakespeare Survey, 69, 153-165. (doi:10.1017/SSO9781316670408.013).

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Shakespeare’s version of the description of Cassius’s ‘look’ in North’s Plutarch exploits classical and Early Modern uncertainty concerning the physiology of sight. In both Julius Caesar and Henry V, Shakespeare creates ambiguity and irony through his uses of North, and through techniques of ekphrasis (‘vivid description’) and enargeia (‘laying before the eyes’). The results valuably involve readers and spectators in imaginative debate.

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Accepted/In Press date: November 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: October 2016
Published date: 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Humanities

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Local EPrints ID: 385091
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385091
ISSN: 0080-9152
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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2016 14:25
Last modified: 27 Nov 2020 17:30

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