Shakespeare: Three Problem Plays

Shakespeare: Three Problem Plays

by Nicholas Marsh
     
 

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Focusing on All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Troilus and Cressida, Nicholas Marsh uses close analysis of extracts from the plays to build the reader's confidence when approaching Shakespeare's Problem Plays, and exploring the unresolved competing discourses they dramatize. In the first part of the text, chapters on Openings,

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Focusing on All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Troilus and Cressida, Nicholas Marsh uses close analysis of extracts from the plays to build the reader's confidence when approaching Shakespeare's Problem Plays, and exploring the unresolved competing discourses they dramatize. In the first part of the text, chapters on Openings, Young Men, Women, Politics, and Society, Fools and fools, and Drama highlight the multiple interpretations these plays provoke. In the second part, discussion of where the Problem Plays stand in relation to Shakespeare's life and works, a chapter about the historical and cultural context, and a comparison of five critical views, with suggestions for further reading, provide a bridge towards further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333973677
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/07/2003
Series:
Analysing Texts
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.89(d)

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