Duke Vincentio of Shakespeare's Measure for measure : a review of the criticism from a dialogic viewpoint

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Woo Kyu Ahn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Robert L. Kelly

Abstract: Since the neo-classical period, critics writing about Duke Vincentio have exhibited different forms of literary provincialism (generic, historical, New Critical, psychological, ideological, etc.), and recently these different provincial approaches have been subjected to rigorous "scientific analysis" under the influence of post- Hegelian dialectics, thus making the critical situation more complicated, if not worse. This writer reviews some of the criticism of the Duke in several "provincial" categories from the early conventionalism of the neo-classicists, through psychological relativism of the romanticists, down to ideological "representations" of the neo-historicists, and highlights some inadequacies of these approaches from the writer's East Asian dialogic (yinyang) viewpoint.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Shakespeare, William, $d 1564-1616 $x Criticism and interpretation
Shakespeare, William, $d 1564-1616 $x Characters $x Men
Shakespeare, William, $d 1564-1616. $t Measure for measure

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