The Two Gentlemen of Verona / Edition 1

The Two Gentlemen of Verona / Edition 1

by Kurt Schlueter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521294061

ISBN-13: 9780521294065

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

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:
9780521294065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(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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