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Essays, Mainly Shakespearean

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Anne Barton's essays on Shakespeare and his contemporaries are characterized by their combination of intelligence, humanity and elegance. In this linked but wide-ranging collection she addresses such diverse issues as Shakespeare's trust (and mistrust) of language, the puzzle of Falstaff's inability to survive in a genuinely comic world, the unconsummated marriage of Imogen and Posthumus in Cymbeline, Shakespeare's debt to Livy and Machiavelli in Coriolanus, 'hidden' kings in the Tudor and Stuart history play, comedy and the city, and deer-parks as places of liberation and danger in English drama up to and beyond the Restoration. Professor Barton looks at both major and neglected plays of the period and the ongoing dialogue between them. Taken together the essays reveal a remarkable range of reference and depth of insight, together with an increasing emphasis on historical and social contexts. Please see the photos for a list of essay titles.

Condition: Apart from a small mark on the fly leaf left by the removal of a sticker the book is in As New condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Barton, Anne
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
12mo
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521404444
ISBN-13:
9780521404440
Number of pages:
386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Essays, Mainly Shakespearean

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Anne Barton's essays on Shakespeare and his contemporaries are characterized by their combination of intelligence, humanity and elegance. In this linked but wide-ranging collection she addresses such diverse issues as Shakespeare's trust (and mistrust) of language, the puzzle of Falstaff's inability to survive in a genuinely comic world, the unconsummated marriage of Imogen and Posthumus in Cymbeline, Shakespeare's debt to Livy and Machiavelli in Coriolanus, 'hidden' kings in the Tudor and Stuart history play, comedy and the city, and deer-parks as places of liberation and danger in English drama up to and beyond the Restoration. Professor Barton looks at both major and neglected plays of the period and the ongoing dialogue between them. Taken together the essays reveal a remarkable range of reference and depth of insight, together with an increasing emphasis on historical and social contexts. Please see the photos for a list of essay titles.

Condition: Apart from a small mark on the fly leaf left by the removal of a sticker the book is in As New condition.

Author(s):
Barton, Anne
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
12mo
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521404444
ISBN-13:
9780521404440
Number of pages:
386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Essays, Mainly Shakespearean

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