This significant new interdisciplinary examine argues that Shakespeare exploited original connections among imaginative and prescient, house and language so one can build rhetorical equivalents for visible point of view. via a close comparability of artwork and poetic idea in Italy and England, Thorne exhibits how standpoint used to be appropriated by means of English writers, who reinterpreted it to fit their very own literary matters and cultural context. concentrating on 5 Shakespearean performs, she situates their preoccupation with problems with standpoint relating to quite a number inventive varieties and themes from miniatures to masques.

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