Vol. 2 (2) Dec. 2020

Article ID. JHSSR-1078-2020[2]

Aesthetics of Beauty in Dramatic Discourse of W. Shakespeare’s Plays: A Reader-Response Review

Abdullah H. Kurraz


aesthetics, dramatic discourse, beauty, ugliness, Reader-response, W. Shakespeare

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This research identifies and traces the concept of aesthetics of both beauty and ugliness in W. Shakespeare’s plays in the light of aesthetic and critical conceptualizing the opposite binaries. The research offers a preface to identify the concept of binary oppositions in Shakespeare’s plays; it thematically discusses the aspects of both ugliness and beauty of the major dynamic characters and actions. Meanwhile, the research adopts the qualitative textual analysis method to address the significance of the aesthetic quality of beauty for realizing the implications of the aesthetics of ugliness within a modern receptionist theatrical context and aesthetic appreciation.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37534/bp.jhssr.2020.v2.n2.id1078.p77