William Shakespeare | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Marjorie Garber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of William Shakespeare.
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Critical Essay by Marjorie Garber

SOURCE: Garber, Marjorie. “‘The Rest Is Silence’: Ineffability and the ‘Unscene’ in Shakespeare's Plays.” In Ineffability: Naming the Unnamable from Dante to Beckett, edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Anne Howland Schotter, pp. 35-50. New York: AMS Press, 1984.

In the following essay, Garber surveys Shakespeare's onstage silences, his use of the indirect mode of representation—that is, characters' reports of events that occur offstage—and his adaptations of the conventional theme of inexpressibility. Garber asserts that Shakespeare understood that silence can be as effective as speech in communicating emotion.

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must keep silent” 

—Wittgenstein

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard / Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.” The paradox implicit in Keats&#x...

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