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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
     

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare
 

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ISBN-10: 3849166708

ISBN-13: 9783849166700

Pub. Date: 12/04/2012

Publisher: tredition GmbH

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:
9783849166700
Publisher:
tredition GmbH
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(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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