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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
... without Hamlet’s presence. After the departure of Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and the Lords, Claudius reminds Gertrude of yet another stratagem-in which he and Polonius will eavesdrop on a conversation between Hamlet and Ophelia-and instructs her to leave so that this plan can be put...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 1997
... and in plays written in all stages of his career. Romeo overhears Juliet in the balcony scene. In Love’s Labor’s Lost Berowne eavesdrops on the King’s solilo- quy (4.3);at the approach of Longaville, the King hides, and he and Berowne separately eavesdrop on Longaville; at the approach...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 309–322.
Published: 01 December 1962
... of whether a religiously in- clined virgin should barter away her chastity to save her brother’s life, the controversy would have meaning. But surely, with the duke- friar eavesdropping on the colloquy between sister and brother, the only practical purpose of the scene is to expose Isabella...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 324–325.
Published: 01 September 1953
..., one could trace the development of various dramatic devices, such as the soliloquy, the prophetic dream vision, the eavesdropping scene, and the like. For such a study Professor Dabney’s book would be an indispensable tool. The volume has been printed by reproducing typescript through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 325–326.
Published: 01 September 1953
... of how some of these elements evolved, of how the Racinian metal separated itself from this crude slag, would be of great interest. For instance, one could trace the development of various dramatic devices, such as the soliloquy, the prophetic dream vision, the eavesdropping scene...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 435–482.
Published: 01 December 1993
... Eavesdropping Scene in act 4 (3),where each of the aristocratic men appears, hides, and witnesses each subsequent new confession, before the scene literally turns upon itself, unwinding in reverse, as the defec- tors are brought out of hiding in exactly the opposite sequence and Berowne, the first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 1998
...; in Francois Truffaut’s Le Dernier Mbiro the Jewish director hiding in his theater’s cellar has no choice but to eavesdrop, a voiceless witness to a history in which he is nevertheless 2 Henry Rousso defines resistantialism, the belief that nearly everyone resisted Nazi mandates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 219–223.
Published: 01 June 1971
... powers of recall, deliberate gaps, partial verbatim transcriptions, for- getfulness of detail, documentation of subvening information which may range from plethora to scarcity, presumed evidence, limits of narrator com- prehension, interpolations, eavesdropping, outside sources, parenthetical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to him that she loves another man, whom she refuses to name, and she beseeches him to keep her away from court, where she risks seeing her lover and doing something imprudent. In addition to such an unlikely discourse, Nemours happens to overhear it. This eavesdropping preserves the love...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 March 1990
... knows that Clarissa will eavesdrop on this conversation, which ratifies Lovelace’s fiction that he is arranging for new lodgings with “Mrs. Fretchville.” But Lovelace’s purpose is never simply to create delusion: his abiding goal is to modify Clarissa’s feelings and to make her better...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 242–253.
Published: 01 September 1987
... humiliation when the truth is revealed. Evidence is again the issue when Bridget Allworthy appears in the next chapter (1.8),although here it is our selection of the facts, rather than hers, that is significant. Bridget Allworthy surprises Mrs. Wilkins and us when, after eavesdropping...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 35–46.
Published: 01 March 1976
... been carefully eliminated. The author achieves this effect most no- tably by having the lovers’ duet played in counterpoint with the smutty chorus of Lipsalve and Gudgeon, two witless Mercutios whom the hero has mysteriously invited to eavesdrop on the interview. But, as impor- tant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 209–226.
Published: 01 September 1989
... is one of the marks of love, and at their parting their mutual suffering was real, if confused. But in the eavesdropping scene, though they are on stage at the same time, communication between them is finally broken. He sees and hears her but does not understand her. She “yet looks on” Troilus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
.... The two lyrics, one a complaint and the other a celebration, trace the history of Black and White, though in reverse chronological order, since the celebration is the first song the Knight made for the lady, and the dreamer eavesdrops on the “making” of the com- plaint. The Knight begins his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 233 Ellison ❙ Cowper’s Busy World 233 ment are intimately linked by the effort to eavesdrop on the scene of debate while maintaining a “safe distance” from it. If poetry both gen- trifies and criticizes the news for provincial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 359–394.
Published: 01 June 2000
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 368–389.
Published: 01 December 1985
.... On three occasions the audience looks on as characters hide on stage, eavesdropping on other char- acters on stage: Mellefont, in league with Maskwell, overhears that gentleman and Lady Touchwood in her chamber; Mellefont is then observed with Lady Touchwood by Lord Touchwood and the du...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 1947
... as to whether the five minutes allotted to Mrs. Shandy’s eavesdropping have passed-in such instances we can find a parallel, however primitive, to Thomas Mann’s profound musings on the relationship between time and the progressive unfolding of a story’s material which plays such an im- portant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 449–477.
Published: 01 September 1996
... this onomatopoeia play back a scene of trans- gressive desire? And is Peter, eavesdropping on Susanna, any different from the elders who peer at her? The governess at Sly says that Peter Quint, while she gazed at him for the first time, was “looking at me hard all the while. . . . I had the sharpest sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 323–350.
Published: 01 September 1997