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Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2243  Thursday, 27 November 2003

From:           Ian Gadd <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Nov 2003 10:05:18 +0000
Subject:        Time of Day (or Night) in Shakespeare

Dear list,

I have a student who is working on an essay on the dramatic use of times
of day (or night) in Shakespeare's plays and has asked me for secondary
references on this subject - and I must confess that I'm at a bit of a
loss. I know of a couple of articles that talk about Shakespeare's use
of time in general - i.e. stage time versus real time, the double-time
scheme in Othello etc - but nothing on how Shakespeare uses specific
times of day (or the differences between night and day). (That said, Jan
Kott does say a little about the specific reference to 4am in Richard
III.)

Any suggestions for books or articles would be gratefully received!

Many thanks,
Ian Gadd

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