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Sousa, Geraldo U. de 1952-

Works: 7 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 3,412 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2894, 016.82233
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Geraldo U. de Sousa
At home in Shakespeare's tragedies by Geraldo U. de Sousa( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geraldo U. de Sousa's interdisciplinary study explores the representation, perception, and function of the house, home, household, and family life in Shakespeare's great tragedies. Concentrating on King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, and drawing on approaches from the fields of anthropology, art history, architecture, social and theater history, phenomenology and gender studies, this book analyzes how Shakespeare evokes domestic space to convey interiority, reflect on the habits of the mind, interrogate everyday life, and register elements of the tragic journey
Shakespeare : a study and research guide by David M Bergeron( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's cross-cultural encounters by Geraldo U. de Sousa( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing in an accessible, compelling style, de Sousa argues that when cultures that define themselves as ideological opposites meet, they intermingle in a process of negotiation and identity exchanges. Placing the drama in a historical and cultural context, he examines a variety of topics, including a clash of gender systems; text as a repository of a culture's values, beliefs, prejudices, and practices; erasure of memory and appropriation of identity; the interplay of ecology, culture, and race; and the dual process of cultural estrangement and reintegration. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, de Sousa relies on original archival research and draws on feminist and gender studies, ecology, history, and anthropology. In the process he recovers a wealth of information on race and gender relations in early modern Europe."--Jacket
Acting funny : comic theory and practice in Shakespeare's plays by Acting funny( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of critical essays uses Shakespeare's plays to consider some of the theoretical and practical issues involved in staging the comic. The contributors reexamine certain familiar assumptions about comic characters and situations in Shakespeare's plays and demonstrate that rejecting or modifying those assumptions significantly enriches one's understanding of the plays. Essays that trace criticism of Shakespeare's comedies often begin by remarking that the comedies have been neglected: one reason for that neglect is the critical assumption that tragedy is superior to comedy. The intrusion of the comic into tragedy is often considered an artistic lapse by Renaissance commentators like Jonson and Sidney. An assumption that may follow from the premise of tragedy as a master form is that a hierarchical universe exists in which both life and art are organized by hierarchies. That has led critics to insist that comedy focuses on the affairs of low people (as opposed to princes), and that laughter is a way of marking one's status. Finally, these assumptions lead to the corollary that such hierarchies are natural and immutable and not fashioned by critics. The essays that form Acting Funny challenge each of these presuppositions. They do so by focusing on the works of Shakespeare. His plays have been more intensively studied than any other dramatist; moreover, he wrote successfully in several genres. Thus he offers a particularly rich body of material for anyone who wants to consider structure and characterization in comedy, why some comedies are not comic, why some tragedies use the comic, how culture marks some groups as marginal, and whether that identification is comic or threatening
Romance in the satiric comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton, 1603-1614 by Geraldo U. de Sousa( )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediterranean studies. the journal of Mediterranean Studies Association( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and text : an archival project( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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At home in Shakespeare's tragedies
Shakespeare : a study and research guideShakespeare's cross-cultural encounters
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