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Pirates and Providence 9/24/10 Shakespeare’s Dramaturgy Multiple plots, parallels and contrasts Characters as mirrors and foils Blank verse (a piece that’s written in unrhymed iambic pentameter) and prose Soliloquy and asides Metatheatre Freudian affectionate moment when Gertrude kisses Hamlet Hamlet seems really dangerous Claudius wants to ensure Hamlet doesn’t get another shot Act 1: disclosures Act 2: deceptions Act 3: mousetraps
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Unformatted text preview: Act 4: journeys Act 5: destinations Blank verse as a poetic tool (414 act 4) [individual and natural speech rather than conventional poetry, written for immediate performance] “Every man” 1500 [rhyme, characters all sound the same] natural: unforced, flexible poetic rhythm active: carries thought, emotion, imagery practical: aids actors, helps audiences Performative: shape + sound = sense...
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