The Two Gentlemen of Verona / Edition 1by Kurt Schlueter
Pub. Date: 09/28/1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
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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