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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Measure for Measure New Cambridge Shakes

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Publisher Comments:

Since the rediscovery of Elizabethan stage conditions early this century, admiration for Measure for Measure has steadily risen. It is now a favorite with the critics and has attracted widely different styles of performance. At one extreme the play is seen as a religious allegory, at the other it has been interpreted as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises that shock the audience even to the end. The introduction describes the play's critical reception and stage history and how these have varied according to prevailing social, moral and religious issues, which were highly sensitive when Measure for Measure was written, and have remained so to the present day.

Synopsis:

In his introduction to the play, the author focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm and the reversals and surprises which shock the audience even to the end.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; 1. Date; 2. Puritanism, political allusion and censorship; 3. The sources and their shaping; 4. The play; 5. The play on the stage; 6. Note on the text; 7. List of characters; 8. The play; 9. Textual analysis; Reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521294010
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Author:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Chastity
Subject:
Brothers and sisters -- Austria -- Vienna -- Drama.
Subject:
Brothers and sisters -- Drama.
Subject:
Vienna (Austria) Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Chastity--Drama
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 212-213.
Series:
The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Series Volume:
no. 759
Publication Date:
19910627
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
11 half-tones
Pages:
227

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