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Shakespeare and the Rival Playwrights, 1600-1606

ISBN 9780415755351
Published April 22, 2014 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

David Farley-Hills argues that Shakespeare did not work in splendid isolation, but responded as any other playwright to the commercial and artistic pressures of his time. In this book he offers an interpretation of seven of Shakespeare's plays in the light of pressures exerted by his major contemporary rivals. The plays discussed are Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, All's Well That Ends Well, Othello, Measure for Measure, Timon of Athens, and King Lear.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Hamlet and the Little Eyases; Chapter 2 Portraits of the Iron Age: Troilus and Cressida; Chapter 3 ‘The Word … will bring on Summer’; Chapter 4 Othello; Chapter 5 Royal Measures; Chapter 6 Anger’s Privilege;

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