1st Edition

The Language of Shakespeare's Plays

By B. I. Evans Copyright 2005
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1952.

    This volume explores the function of verse in drama and the developing way in which Shakespeare controlled the rhetorical and decorative elements of speech for the dramatic purpose.

    The Language of Shakespeare's Plays explores the plays chronologically and so covers all the outstanding problems of Shakespearian language in a way that makes reference easy, without any loss of a continuing narrative.

    1. The Beginning in Words 2. From Words to Action and from Words to People 3. The Early Histories 4. A Midsummer-Night's Dream 5. Romeo and Juliet 6. Henry IV , Part I and Part II 7. The Middle Comedies 8. Hamlet 9. Measure for Measure; All's Well That Ends; Troilus and Cressida 10. Othello and Macbeth 11. King Lear 12. The Roman Plays 13. Cymbeline: The Winter's Tale; The Tempest


    Bifor Evans

    This is indeed a stimulating study...' British Book News.

    A book abounding in perceptive criticism Times Literary Supplement