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Shakespeare and the mismeasure of Renaissance man / Paula Blank.

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Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
Whitman College > Memorial bookplates > Class of 1933.
Measurement in literature.
Anthropometry in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781501726859
  • ISBN: 1501726854
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (214 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Renaissance art of measurement -- Poetic numbers and Shakespeare's "lines of life" -- Pounds of flesh : race relations in the Venice plays -- Shakespeare's social arithmetics : checking the math of King Lear -- The Lesbian rule of Measure for measure -- How smart is Hamlet? : Shakespeare and Renaissance "intelligence testing."
Review: "With special attention to the Sonnets, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet, Paula Blank argues that Shakespeare, in his experiments with measurement, demonstrates the incommensurability of the aims and operations of quantification with human experience."--Jacket.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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