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Coriolanus (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

Coriolanus (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written, Coriolanus is a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production of Coriolanus at the

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Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written, Coriolanus is a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production of Coriolanus at the Blackfriars theater, and also examines Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material while emphasizing the wide range of interpretations that are possible in performance.

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Carefully explores "Johnson's experience of Shakespeare as the poet of Nature" Helpful examination of Shakespear's influence on the Romantics...Provides provocative and enjoyable reading."—English Language Notes

"Well worth attentive consideration."—From the Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual Volume 4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192814524
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/22/1994
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.85(d)

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Brian Parker is Professor of English, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

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