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Poetry of Shakespeare's Plays
     

Poetry of Shakespeare's Plays

by F.E. Halliday
 

The most sublime quality of Shakespeare’s genius is his poetry – the greatest ever written in English, perhaps in any language – so a proper examination of his plays must begin with an examination of the poetry in them. In this rewarding volume, five chapters correspond to five main working periods, considering the three main elements in the

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The most sublime quality of Shakespeare’s genius is his poetry – the greatest ever written in English, perhaps in any language – so a proper examination of his plays must begin with an examination of the poetry in them. In this rewarding volume, five chapters correspond to five main working periods, considering the three main elements in the poetry: the words, the rhythmical relationship of the words, and the use of metaphor and imagery – the subtlest feature of Shakespeare’s individuality and genius. ‘To the general reader, and to the playgoer wishing to revive his memories and whet his appetite before a visit to Stratford or the Old Vic, Mr Halliday’s book can hardly be too highly recommended’ Times Literary Supplement

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Times Literary Supplement
To the general reader, and to the playgoer wishing to revive his memories and whet his appetite before a visit to Stratford or the Old Vic, Mr Halliday's book can hardly be too highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842321256
Publisher:
House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Literary scholar and Cornwall historian, Frank Ernest Halliday, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire and was educated at King’s College, Cambridge. He taught at Cheltenham College for many years and was head of the English Department.

Later, he moved to St. Ives, Cornwall, where he remained for the rest of his life, devoting his time to extensive research and writing, typing with two fingers on a rickety, antique typewriter. His vigorous, uncluttered and well informed work amounted to twenty-four volumes, ranging from the history of his adopted county to many on Shakespeare, as well as illuminating biographies of great English writers such as Thomas Hardy, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning, Doctor Johnson and William Wordsworth.

F.E. Halliday died in 1982.

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