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1st Edition

The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery





ISBN 9780415612203
Published December 13, 2010 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1951. The edition reprints the second, updated, edition, of 1977.

When first published this book quickly established itself as the standard survey of Shakespeare's imagery considered as an integral part of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic art. By illustrating, through the use of examples the progressive stages of Shakespeare's use of imagery, and in relating it to the structure, style and subject matter of the plays, the book throws new light on the dramatist's creative genius.

The second edition includes a new preface and an up-to-date bibliography.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1; I INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IMAGERY IN THE HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM; Part I Part I THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMAGERY IN THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE'S EARLY AND MIDDLE PERIOD; Chapter 3 TITUS ANDRONICUS; Chapter 4 THE EARLY COMEDIES; Chapter 5 HENRY VI; Chapter 6 RICHARD III; Chapter 7 RICHARD II; Chapter 8 ROMEO AND JULIET; Chapter 9 LANGUAGE AND IMAGERY IN SHAKESPEARE'S MIDDLE PERIOD; Chapter 10 THE DRAMATIC FUNCTION OF THE IMAGES IN PLAYS OF THE MIDDLE PERIOD; Part II Part II THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMAGERY IN SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT TRAGEDIES; Chapter 11 INTRODUCTORY; Chapter 12 HAMLET; Chapter 13 OTHELLO; Chapter 14 KING LEAR; Chapter 15 CORIOLANUS; Chapter 16 ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA; Chapter 17 TIMON OF ATHENS; Part III Part III THE IMAGERY IN THE “ROMANCES” (THE TEMPEST, THE WINTER'S TALE, CYMBELINE); Chapter 18 INTRODUCTORY; Chapter 19 THE TEMPEST; Chapter 20 THE WINTER's TALE; Chapter 21 CYMBELINEPart IV Part IV SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Index;

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Wolfgang Clemen

Reviews

'..the best critical book on Shakespeare that I have read for a long time'. - Julian Symons, Manchester Evening News.