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Shakespeare for the Wiser Sort

£39.99

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Solving Shakespeare's riddles in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth and Cymberline

William Shakespeare's plays are riddled with passages, scenes and sudden plot twists which baffle and confound the most devoted playgoer and the most attentive commentator. Why, for example, didn't Hamlet succeed to the throne of Denmark at the instant of his father's death? (It's not because the Danish throne was elective.) Why does Chorus in Romeo and Juliet promise his audience 'two houres trafficke of our stage' when the play obviously runs almost three hours? How is it that Old Hamlet sent his son to school in (Protestant) Wittenberg but his Ghost was sent to (Catholic) Purgatory? and is there cause-and-effect here? How can Lancelot Gobbo be correct (and he is) when he claims Black Monday (the day after Easter) and Ash Wednesday (the 41st day before Easter) once fell on the same day? And what is a 'dram of eale'? This book solves these tantalizing riddles and many others.

In excellent condition with very minor shelf wear

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Author(s):
Steve Sohmer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.2 x 2.2 x 16.9 (cm)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
978-0719076671
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Shakespeare for the Wiser Sort

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Solving Shakespeare's riddles in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth and Cymberline

William Shakespeare's plays are riddled with passages, scenes and sudden plot twists which baffle and confound the most devoted playgoer and the most attentive commentator. Why, for example, didn't Hamlet succeed to the throne of Denmark at the instant of his father's death? (It's not because the Danish throne was elective.) Why does Chorus in Romeo and Juliet promise his audience 'two houres trafficke of our stage' when the play obviously runs almost three hours? How is it that Old Hamlet sent his son to school in (Protestant) Wittenberg but his Ghost was sent to (Catholic) Purgatory? and is there cause-and-effect here? How can Lancelot Gobbo be correct (and he is) when he claims Black Monday (the day after Easter) and Ash Wednesday (the 41st day before Easter) once fell on the same day? And what is a 'dram of eale'? This book solves these tantalizing riddles and many others.

In excellent condition with very minor shelf wear

Author(s):
Steve Sohmer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.2 x 2.2 x 16.9 (cm)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
978-0719076671
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Shakespeare for the Wiser Sort

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