Soul Of Athens / Edition 1

Soul Of Athens / Edition 1

by Jan H. Blits
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739106538

ISBN-13: 9780739106532

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream studies Shakespeare's portrayal of the founding of Athens through a close reading of one of the Bard's most memorable comedies. In a thorough, line-by-line analysis of the play, Jan H. Blits shows how Shakespeare illuminates the natural doubleness of the human soul by emphasizing the lure of both beauty and…  See more details below

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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream studies Shakespeare's portrayal of the founding of Athens through a close reading of one of the Bard's most memorable comedies. In a thorough, line-by-line analysis of the play, Jan H. Blits shows how Shakespeare illuminates the natural doubleness of the human soul by emphasizing the lure of both beauty and wisdom in his illustration of this first democracy. Blits argues that A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's examination not only of a particular city at a particular time, but of the essential duality of the human soul. Coupling careful attention to detail with interpretive breadth, The Soul of Athens examines the nature of love and of art, and the ambiguous relationship between image and reality, as well as the tensions between patriarchy and democracy, and heroic and moral virtue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739106532
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Act One Chapter 3 Act Two Chapter 4 Act Three Chapter 5 Act Four Chapter 6 Act Five

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