Dramatists and Dramas: A Collection of Critical Essays

Dramatists and Dramas: A Collection of Critical Essays

by Harold Bloom, Howard Ernst
     
 

Venerable literary critic Bloom (humanities, Yale U.) surveys drama in ancient Greece and in the English language since the Renaissance, noting that drama is a peculiar form of literature because it is contaminated by performance. He covers plays by the four major Athenians, and nearly a third of the volume is devoted to Shakespeare. He also includes some plays that…  See more details below

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Venerable literary critic Bloom (humanities, Yale U.) surveys drama in ancient Greece and in the English language since the Renaissance, noting that drama is a peculiar form of literature because it is contaminated by performance. He covers plays by the four major Athenians, and nearly a third of the volume is devoted to Shakespeare. He also includes some plays that are not considered major but that he thinks provide lessons about the genre. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791097267
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Bloom's 20th Anniversary Collection Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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