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Irony and ambiguity

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Summary:John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking.
Contributor:Barton, John 1928
Evans, Nick
Carlaw, John
Snell, Andrew
Bragg, Melvyn 1939
Provider:Royal Shakespeare Company
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Irony in literature
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Credits:Cast: Tony Church, Mike Gwilyn, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Norman Rodway, David Suchet. Senior cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; graphic design, Tony Oldfield ; music, Guy Woolfenden.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
Performing Arts, Music
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Literature, Print Culture
Collection:Films@UM
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