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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

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First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.

very good condition

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Author(s):
Muir, Kenneth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041548913X
ISBN-13:
9780415489133
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

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First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.

very good condition

Author(s):
Muir, Kenneth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041548913X
ISBN-13:
9780415489133
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

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