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Artemis' Flight and "Newtons Sleep"

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Title: Artemis' Flight and "Newtons Sleep" A Counter-Reading of Pattern and Interference in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Physical Description: 1 online resource (84 p.)
Language: english
Creator: WOOD,WALTON E
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: ARCHETYPES -- BLAKE -- COMEDY -- DIALECTICS -- DREAM -- EPISTEMOLOGY -- FRYE -- HOLOGRAPHICS -- METATHEATRE -- NEWTON -- PLAY -- REPRESENTATION -- SHAKESPEARE -- TEXTUALITY -- THEATRE
English -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: English thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study directly addresses literary criticism and theory that seeks to establish intertextual consistency rather than approaching texts as unique objects. Instead of imposing a pre-existing framework or interpretation onto a text, it is an exercise in interpretation based on the details of the text. It adapts Donald Ault's critical approach to William Blake's The Four Zoas, emphasizing close reading and attention to overt discrepancy and hidden similarity as a means of penetrating the text's potentially deceptive surface features. Taking up Ault's idea of an implicit textual dialectic between Newtonian and anti-Newtonian impulses, as well as the notion of textual singularities which condense textual forces into conspicuous self-reflexive forms, this study interrogates the textuality of theatrical representation. In concentrating underlying textual impulses, singularities grant access to the hidden undercurrents and deep structures whose unique processes characterize individual texts. Shakespeare makes these more conspicuous by directly treating these textual impulses and narrative structures through self-reflexive meta-theatricality. Ault's theory of textuality is translated from the printed page into theatrical applicability, additionally drawing on Johan Huizinga's theory of play and culture, Elizabethan cultural research, and holographic theory. Such an approach radically departs from traditional Shakespeare criticism by finding meaning in apparent contradiction, disrupting self-consistent critical trends, and externalizing the textual interactions between order and interruption. This interpretative approach is adapted specifically for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which both directly addresses and immediately extends this apparent opposition beyond its representational boundaries in the interests of disseminating its disruption and instability.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by WALTON E WOOD.
Thesis: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Ault, Donald D.

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0041721/00001

Material Information

Title: Artemis' Flight and "Newtons Sleep" A Counter-Reading of Pattern and Interference in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Physical Description: 1 online resource (84 p.)
Language: english
Creator: WOOD,WALTON E
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: ARCHETYPES -- BLAKE -- COMEDY -- DIALECTICS -- DREAM -- EPISTEMOLOGY -- FRYE -- HOLOGRAPHICS -- METATHEATRE -- NEWTON -- PLAY -- REPRESENTATION -- SHAKESPEARE -- TEXTUALITY -- THEATRE
English -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: English thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study directly addresses literary criticism and theory that seeks to establish intertextual consistency rather than approaching texts as unique objects. Instead of imposing a pre-existing framework or interpretation onto a text, it is an exercise in interpretation based on the details of the text. It adapts Donald Ault's critical approach to William Blake's The Four Zoas, emphasizing close reading and attention to overt discrepancy and hidden similarity as a means of penetrating the text's potentially deceptive surface features. Taking up Ault's idea of an implicit textual dialectic between Newtonian and anti-Newtonian impulses, as well as the notion of textual singularities which condense textual forces into conspicuous self-reflexive forms, this study interrogates the textuality of theatrical representation. In concentrating underlying textual impulses, singularities grant access to the hidden undercurrents and deep structures whose unique processes characterize individual texts. Shakespeare makes these more conspicuous by directly treating these textual impulses and narrative structures through self-reflexive meta-theatricality. Ault's theory of textuality is translated from the printed page into theatrical applicability, additionally drawing on Johan Huizinga's theory of play and culture, Elizabethan cultural research, and holographic theory. Such an approach radically departs from traditional Shakespeare criticism by finding meaning in apparent contradiction, disrupting self-consistent critical trends, and externalizing the textual interactions between order and interruption. This interpretative approach is adapted specifically for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which both directly addresses and immediately extends this apparent opposition beyond its representational boundaries in the interests of disseminating its disruption and instability.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by WALTON E WOOD.
Thesis: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Ault, Donald D.

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2011
System ID: UFE0041721:00001


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

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A Midsummer Nights Dr eam Dream ad nauseam

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DREAM .......................................... L udic

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Dream A Mids ummer Nights Dream Pyramus Dream Dream Dream : :

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The Four Zoas

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A Midsummer Nights Dream

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DREAM Approaching Shakespeare through Blake The c ritical i ssue Fearful Symmetry Visionary Physics Narrative Unbound The Four Zoas The Dialectic of Vision Jerusalem Fearful Symmetry Anatomy of Criticism

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A Midsummer Nights Dream Dream Dream The Oxford Shakespeare

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Dream Dream Dream Dream

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Dream Dream The c ase for Newton

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Narrative Unbound Against Method Dream lacunae

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ad hoc Milton ad hoc

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all prisca sapientia lacunae prisca

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Dream Dream Dream Zoas Narrative Unbound

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Dream

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Dream Play and Text homo ludens

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ad hoc From t ext to p lay The Holographic Paradigm Narrative Unbound Zoas Zoas

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Dream Dr eam The Norton Shakespeare Dream

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Dream Dream Dream (em) and n ame Dream

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Dream I nte rference, spersion, and connection Dream Pyramus and Thisbe

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Shakespeares Festive Comedy Rabelais and His World carnivale, Mardi gras

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The Golden Bough Dream

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Dream Dream Dream Dream The Elizabethan Fairies

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Dream Dream Dream Dream

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Dream Dream Pyramus Dream Pyramus Dream

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Dream

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Lunar and L udic Interference Dream Dream

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Dream ad hoc

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Dream play Dream

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Dream Dream Dream

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Dream

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Dream Dream Pyramus

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Dream Macbeth Dream

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Dream

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Dream Dream Dream Dream Helen(a)s Strife

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Dream Dream

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Dream Dream

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Dream

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Meta -t heatrical ity, Instability, and Meta stability Dream Dream Dream Pyramus Dream

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Dream Pyramus Pyramus

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Pyramus

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Pyramus Dream Pyramus

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Dream

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Pyramus Pyramus

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Dream Pyramus Embedded (Play) Transformation

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Dream

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Anarchy s Stal king-h orse Dream

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Dream Dream

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Dream D ream

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Dream

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The Epilogue: End of the Dream Pyramus

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Dream Pyramus Dream

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Dream Pyramus Dream

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Dream Dream Dream

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Studies in Romanticism Narrative Unbound: ReVisioning Blakes Rabelais and His World Shakespeares Festive Comedy The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake A Midsummer Nights Dream Modern Language Quarterly A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Quarterly The Dialectic of Vision: A Contrary Reading of William Blake's Jerusalem Against Method: An Anarchist Theory of Knowledge The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion Bartleby.com: Great Books Online The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion Bartleby.com: Great Books Online Anatomy of Criticism; Four Essays The Greeks: Life and Customs

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When the Theatre Turns to Itself: The Aesthetic Metaphor in Shakespeare homo ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture Shakespeare Our Contemporary The Elizabethan Fairies Shakespeare Quarterly A midsommernights dream Internet Shakespeare Editions A mids ummer nights dreame Internet Shakespeare Editions A Midsommer Nights Dreame Comedies, histories & tragedies Internet Shakespeare Editions A Midsummer Night s Dr eam The Norton Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Drea m The Riverside Shakespeare The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes Something of Great Constancy: The Art of a Midsummer Night's Dream

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The [First] Book of Urizen summa cum laude A Midsummer Nights Dream