Who Hears in Shakespeare presents a varied and engaging collection on the generalized area of hearing, mishearing, and overhearing in Shakespeare as performed by both the on-stage and the theatrical audiences. The capaciousness of the subject allows for a great variety of approaches, as the contributions of the two editors demonstrate. The late and very much lamented Bernice Kliman explores the multiplicity of choices presented by Measure for Measure, both in terms of the text and the staging. The intelligence, learning, and wise evaluation of this article are what we had learned to expect from Bernice. (The Shakespeare Newsletter)
About the Author
Laury Magnus is professor of humanities at the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. Her books include Lexical and Syntactic Repetition in Modern Poetry and her New Kittredge Editions of Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Measure forMeasure. Her essays and reviews appear in The Shakespeare Newsletter, Literature and Film Quarterly, Connotations, Assays, and College Literature. Her chapter on “Shakespeare on Film and Television” appears in The Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare. Walter W. Cannon is professor of English at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he teaches early modern literature, including Shakespeare and his contemporaries. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Upstart Crow, Theatre History Studies, and Cahiers Élisabéthains. His chapter “The Poetics of Indoor Spaces” appears in Inside Shakespeare: Essays on the Blackfriars Stage.