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Shakespeare's texts are seen by the poet and critic Michael Goldman as designs for theatrical experience--the complex emotional, physical, and intellectual transaction between actor and audience that brings alive Shakespeare's imagination and makes it immediate to our own. Mr. Goldman's particular concerns are these: what the audience responds to in an acted play; how Shakespeare controls and shapes this response; what the response means, and why it matters.
Originally published in 1972.
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