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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (New Cambridge Shakespeare)by William Shakespeare
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Over the past two decades there has been a resurgence of theatrical interest in Shakespeare's Pericles, which has been rescued from comparative neglect and is now frequently performed. This development is charted in the introduction to this edition, which differs radically from any other currently available. Doreen DelVecchio and Antony Hammond reject the critical orthodoxies of a corrupt text and divided authorship. Instead they show the play to be a unified aesthetic experience. The result is a more enthusiatic view of Pericles than that of other editions.
A radical new edition which shows Shakespeare's Pericles to be a unified aesthetic experience.
This edition shows Shakespeare's "Pericles" to be a unified aesthetic experience.
Over the last two decades there has been a resurgence of theatrical interest in Shakespeareâ€™s Pericles, which has been rescued from comparative neglect and is now frequently performed. The editors reject the current orthodoxies, that the text is seriously corrupt and that the play is of divided authorship. They show how the 1609 quarto has features in common with the first quarto of King Lear, now widely regarded as being based on Shakespeareâ€™s manuscript. Likewise they regard the arguments concerning divided authorship as unproven and misleading. Instead they show the play to be a unified aesthetic experience.
Table of Contents
Introduction (date, sources, authorship, performance, the play); Note on the text; List of characters, The Play: Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Reading list.
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