The Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Professor Schlueter approaches this early Shakespearean comedy as a parody of two types of Renaissance educational fiction: the love-quest story and the test-of-friendship story, which by their combination show the pitfalls of high-flown human ideals. A thoroughly researched, illustrated stage history reveals changing conceptions of the play, which has tempted many

Overview

Professor Schlueter approaches this early Shakespearean comedy as a parody of two types of Renaissance educational fiction: the love-quest story and the test-of-friendship story, which by their combination show the pitfalls of high-flown human ideals. A thoroughly researched, illustrated stage history reveals changing conceptions of the play, which has tempted many nineteenth- and twentieth-century directors and actors, who often fail, nevertheless, to come to terms with the play's subversive impetus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521095051
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/02/1969
Series:
New Shakespeare Series
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Warren is the editor of the Oxford Shakespeare editions of Cymbeline, Pericles, Henry VI, Part 2 and (with Stanley Wells) Twelfth Night in Oxford World's Classics. He works extensively in the professional theatre, often in collaboration with Peter Hall.

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