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Singing in Shakespeare

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  • Michael Skovmand, Denmark
  • Department of English

Abstract: Singing in Shakespeare

Songs in Shakespeare's plays are just one element of a whole array of discourses at the playwright's disposal In the title of this essay I've chosen the gerund form ‘singing' rather than the noun ‘songs', because  whereas most  studies  focuses on the provenance, critical history, textual cruxes, and authenticity of the songs, and only to a small degree on their dramatic function, my primary interest is in the singing in the plays, i.e. the way in which the songs in the plays  function dramatically.

And in my article I want to analyse the extraordinary range of dramatic uses of singing found in Shakespeare's plays.

Original languageEnglish
Publication year2008
Number of pages15
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2008
EventNordic Association of English Studies Biannual Conference Bergen - Bergen, Norway
Duration: 24 May 200726 May 2007


ConferenceNordic Association of English Studies Biannual Conference Bergen

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