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A Preface to Shakespeare (1925)

ISBN 9781138603370
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1908, this book considers the work of William Shakespeare. Providing notes and commentaries on some of his poems and plays, as well as context from English history, and analysis from his contemporaries and successors, Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher and Massinger, this book will be an interesting read for those interested in his work.

Table of Contents

1.  Preface.  2. Shakespeare’s England.  3. The Elizabethan Theatres.  4. The Life of Shakespeare.  5. The Text , Chronology, and Criticism of the Plays.  6. The Poems .  7. The Plays : 1, Form and Fable.   8. The Plays II : Sources and Intention.  9. Shakespeare’s Style, Language, and Versification.  10. The Genius of Shakespeare.  11. Bibliography.  12. Index

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