Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1500486191

ISBN-13: 9781500486198

Pub. Date: 07/11/2014

Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing

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:
9781500486198
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/11/2014
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Date; Themes and criticism; Structure and sources; Speed and Lance; The Outlaws; Stage history; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendix; Reading list.

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