Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
June Schlueter Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Lafayette College, holds a Ph.D from Columbia University. She is the author of Metafictional Characters in Modern Drama (1979), The Plays and Novels of Peter Handke (1981), Arthur Miller (1987) (with James K. Flannagan), King Lear (1991), and Dramatic Closure: Reading the end.
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