Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 1489511962

ISBN-13: 9781489511966

Pub. Date: 05/20/2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing

Shakespeare's multifaceted Antony and Cleopatra has been seen on one hand as a romance about the transcendence of love and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Antony and Cleopatra, including commentaries by such

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Shakespeare's multifaceted Antony and Cleopatra has been seen on one hand as a romance about the transcendence of love and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Antony and Cleopatra, including commentaries by such important critics as John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Northrop Frye, Anne Barton, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489511966
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction1
1Antony and Cleopatra: A Shakespearean Adjustment33
2Nature's Piece 'gainst Fancy: Poetry and the Structure of Belief in Antony and Cleopatra56
3Shakespeare's Boy Cleopatra, the Decorum of Nature and the Golden World of Poetry78
4King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra: The Language of Love101
5Jacobean Antony and Cleopatra126
6'Let Rome in Tiber melt': Order and Disorder in Antony and Cleopatra166
7Egyptian Queens and Male Reviewers: Sexist Attitudes in Antony and Cleopatra Criticism182
8Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and the Rise of Comedy212
9Antony and Cleopatra: Virtus under Erasure248
10Antony and Cleopatra262
11'Travelling thoughts': Theatre and the Space of the Other279
12Renaissance Anti-theatricality, Anti-feminism, and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra308
Further Reading330
Notes on Contributors334
Index336

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