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Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life
by Julia Reinhard Lupton
University of Chicago Press, 2018
Cloth: 978-0-226-26601-5 | eISBN: 978-0-226-26615-2 | Paper: 978-0-226-54091-7
Library of Congress Classification PR2976.L8258 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 822.33

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Great halls and hovels, dove-houses and sheepcotes, mountain cells and seaside shelters—these are some of the spaces in which Shakespearean characters gather to dwell, and to test their connections with one another and their worlds. Julia Reinhard Lupton enters Shakespeare’s dwelling places in search of insights into the most fundamental human problems.
 
Focusing on five works (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale), Lupton remakes the concept of dwelling by drawing on a variety of sources, including modern design theory, Renaissance treatises on husbandry and housekeeping, and the philosophies of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. The resulting synthesis not only offers a new entry point into the contemporary study of environments; it also shows how Shakespeare’s works help us continue to make sense of our primal creaturely need for shelter.

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