Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles of Scientific Criticism

Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles of Scientific Criticism

0.0 0
by Richard Green Moulton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Written by British American critic Richard Moulton (1849–1924), this influential study of Shakespeare's dramatic technique introduces Moulton's 'prescience' of scientific criticism, an approach to literature that would later develop into modern literary theory. Moulton, who served as professor of English literature at Chicago, stated that his object was to

See more details below

Overview

Written by British American critic Richard Moulton (1849–1924), this influential study of Shakespeare's dramatic technique introduces Moulton's 'prescience' of scientific criticism, an approach to literature that would later develop into modern literary theory. Moulton, who served as professor of English literature at Chicago, stated that his object was to 'claim for criticism a position amongst the inductive sciences, and to sketch in outline a plan for the dramatic side of such a critical science', arguing that Shakespeare's genius lay in his mastery of his dramatic art as much as in his deep knowledge of human nature. Published in 1893, this third edition expands significantly on the material in the first edition (1885) and the second (1888), as Moulton includes analysis of three additional Shakespearean plays, using work that had originally been presented to the New Shakespeare Society of London. Subsequent editions were produced in 1897 and 1906.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108030823
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >