Shakespeare

Shakespeare

by Kiernan Ryan
     
 

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For this brand-new edition, Kiernan Ryan has added compelling new essays on The Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure, and a provocative final chapter. The enlarged list of Further Reading provides an invaluable guide to the most exciting work on Shakespeare currently available. Anyone with a passionate interest in what the plays have to say to us

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Overview

For this brand-new edition, Kiernan Ryan has added compelling new essays on The Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure, and a provocative final chapter. The enlarged list of Further Reading provides an invaluable guide to the most exciting work on Shakespeare currently available. Anyone with a passionate interest in what the plays have to say to us today will find this modern classic of Shakespeare criticism indispensable.

Editorial Reviews

Times
It is impossible to do justice to the compacted richness of Ryan's study...the book is certainly a major contribution to Shakespeare studies.
Booknews
Originally appearing in 1989, this critical study of Shakespeare discusses the bard's experimentation with genre and his enduring influence on later writers and critics. Chapters discuss current readings of the plays, and focus on the histories, tragedies, and comedies (in that order). Shakespeare's poetry is discussed in passing. Ryan teaches English language and literature at the University of London and at the University of Cambridge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333781982
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Kiernan Ryan is Professor of English Language and Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge.

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