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Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Matthew J. Smith and Julia Reinhard Lupton


This book celebrates the theatrical excitement and philosophical meanings of human interaction in Shakespeare. On stage and in life, the face is always window and mirror, representation and presence. Essays examine the emotional and ethical surplus that appears between faces in the activity and performance of human encounter on stage. By transitioning from face as noun to verb – to face, outface, interface, efface, deface, sur-face – chapters reveal how Shakespeare's plays discover conflict, betrayal and deception as well as love, trust and forgiveness between faces and the bodies that bear th ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Face, Ethics, Performance, Philosophy, Theater, Judgment, Trust, Recognition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474435680
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew J. Smith, editor

Julia Reinhard Lupton, editor

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