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Discrepant Awareness

Studies in English Renaissance Drama


Klaus Peter Jochum

«Discrepant awareness» describes the unequal distribution of knowledge and information among various characters in a drama as well as in the relationship between dramatic characters and audience. Only a few studies of this important dramatic element have been written so far. This book attempts to define discrepant awareness and to explore its various possibilities of usage in a coherent body of dramatic literature.
Contents: Interpretations of selected medieval plays, Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.