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Dramatists and Dramas: A Collection of Critical Essays
     

Dramatists and Dramas: A Collection of Critical Essays

by Harold Bloom
 
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

Overview

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
Sales rank:
1,334,294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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