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“Looking for Richard:" Explorations of the History, the Play and Shakespeare's Sources for Richard III

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Title: “Looking for Richard:" Explorations of the History, the Play and Shakespeare's Sources for Richard III
Authors: Austin, Rebecca
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: What are the intentions of people who write? Everyone who writes has an agenda, whether it is to sell a million copies of a novel to make a great deal of money by selling self-help books to the credulous, to educate or inform, to persuade, to brainwash, or simply to explain how to use a newly-purchased food processor. The thinking reader has an obligation to be aware of tins, and to attempt, at least on some level, to parse the work and its agenda(s)--to place the writer and the material within a context. But it is not always easy to ascertain what agendas may be embedded within any text. Many years ago, I began checking tile publication/copyright date of every book I read, even before perusing the table of contents or reading the book itself. This was an intuitive strategy on my part, which I have only recently come to understand as an attempt to begin determining my agendas that were at work in what I was about to read. The publication date says many things. For example, if the publication date of a book about physics or computers were five years previous, any, perhaps all, of the information contained within might have become obsolete or even contradicted by subsequent work. Thus, reading a science or computer book published five years ago should be undertaken with the intent of finding out what idea and theories were extant at that time.
Pages/Duration: 54 pages
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